On Wednesday the 7th March twelve Year 9 Engineering students competed in an Engineering competition organised by Rotary.
The challenge was to create a launch pad that would fire a golf ball 3m high and then descend slowly using a parachute landing on the same table it was launched from. Students had to work in teams of four to create a design portfolio and then work together to design and make their engineered solution using limited materials and basic hand tools. The students had to overcome many technical and engineering challenges in order to produce mechanically sound and reliable solutions. There were about 60 students taking part, all from various other schools.
Prizes were handed out by the Mayor of Romsey, where the 1st and 2nd place teams won very handsome glass trophies. All the students were a real credit to the school and should feel extremely proud of what they were able to achieve and how well they responded to the engineering challenge.
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