Young engineers scoop prize

A team of budding engineers from a Worksop school have been awarded the top prize in the regional finals of a national engineering competition.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 4th May 2013, 1:45 pm
The Key Stage One team during one of the tests
The Key Stage One team during one of the tests

Norbridge Academy entered teams from key stage one and key stage two into the Primary Engineer competition.

Judges were amazed by The Blogging Bus, one of the vehicles made by the key stage two pupils, scoring it full marks in both the straight line test and a hill climb.

The key stage one team, called Little Chefs, finished as runners up with their vehicle, called the Flying Pancake.

George Huthart, headteacher at Norbridge Academy, said it was a massive achievement for pupils to finish so high up in their categories.

He said: “The children are delighted that their vehicles performed so well in the Primary Engineer finals.”

“To finish first and second in our categories is a massive achievement.”

Mr Huthart said the children had put a lot of work into their creations.

He added: “All of the children worked hard on their vehicles and learnt a lot about design and engineering in the process.”

“Part of the competition involved an interview with the judging panel where the children had to explain and justify their ideas.”

“The Primary Engineer is a fantastic competition for the children.”

“It gives children who are passionate about design and technology a chance to develop their skills and experience at a young age.”

“Our children have learnt a lot in the process and we are proud of their incredible achievement.”

The regional finals of the Primary Engineers competition were held at Aston University Engineering Academy in Birimingham.

The key stage one team was made up of pupils Zak Pressley, Harvey Evans and Jake Scott-Johnson.

Jake Brunt, Charlie Holmes, Charlie Nunn, Natalie Anscombe, Alfie Gavagan, Mia Thorpe and George Pearson made up the winning key stage two team.