What a Wind-Up
Students from three North Wales High Schools took on a tricky challenge to design and build a crane in less than four hours. The designs included a small electric motor to wind up a magnet with a ‘dummy’ drum of nuclear waste.
Rotarians from 4 clubs- Flint and Holywell, Mold, North Wirral and Deeside gave their engineering insights to help the next generation crack the problem. Coleg Cambria also provided almost a dozen Airbus apprentices to act as judges and role models to help the students achieve success. The winners in all 3 age groups were Flint High School and so they swept the board.
Next year, the competition will take place at Neston High school, a state of the art educational facility on the Wirral. We wish our Welsh schools lots of luck in showing other budding engineers in England how Welsh young engineers measure up.
Our thanks to Coleg Cambria (who may well be opening their doors to a primary school competition next October), Airbus students and colleague Rotarians.
Thanks to Airbus:
and our Rotarian colleagues: