DOWNHAM MARKET: Student engineers praised
More than 70 pupils and staff from three West Norfolk high schools gathered to compete for the cup at Downham Rotary Club’s third annual technology day last Wednesday.
The event at Downham’s town hall, saw pupils from Downham and Terrington St Clement High Schools and the newly-formed Iceni Academy in Methwold, coming together to design and build a weight-driven vehicle capable of travelling a measure distance along a test track.
The event was sponsored by BAE Systems, who service the Tornado aircraft while at Marham
The prizes were handed out by Euan Lucie-Smith of BAE Systems, as Downham mayor Robin Pegg and Trevor Sayer, Rotary’s district governor applauded. Scooping the top prize for the second year in a row, Terrington St Clement pupils received a trophy and model of a Tornado aircraft.
Club president, Chris Shaw, said: “The event was a great success and reflects the hard work put in by members, especially lead organiser Alan Culley.
“The task was very complex and left many of the organisers and spectators shaking their heads with admiration for the students’ achievements.
“Well done to St Clement’s for their second success in two years.”
Euan Lucie-Smith of BAE Systems, left, and Rotary District Governor Trevor Sayer, right, are pictured congratulating the winning team. Picture submitted.
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