Young engineers rise to the hi-tech challenge

Scalby School Knex challenge .Northstead pupils left to right,James Daniel and Joel Way.  picture Richard Ponter   112523 a    21/06/11

Scalby School Knex challenge .Northstead pupils left to right,James Daniel and Joel Way. picture Richard Ponter 112523 a 21/06/11

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SCARBOROUGH’S next generation of engineers have been making the right connections when they took part in the annual area finals of the Junior Engineers for Britain K’nex Challenge 2011.

The event, which was organised by North Yorkshire Business and Enterprise Partnership, was hosted by Scalby School and was Teams of two from Northstead, Luttons and Norton Community Primary Schools had to design a moving bridge.

Scalby School Knex challenge .West Lutton pupils Alex Gordon and Leoni Houston..  picture Richard Ponter   112523 b    22/06/11

Scalby School Knex challenge .West Lutton pupils Alex Gordon and Leoni Houston.. picture Richard Ponter 112523 b 22/06/11

They began by drawing some of their ideas and the bridge had to be at least 30cm long.

David Read, the headteacher at Scalby School and one of the judges, said: “The teams were judged on their presentation, communication, teamwork and problem-solving ability as well as on the operation, function and design of their bridges.

“Out of a maximum of 100 points there were only two points between each team, and the winners were Lutton School. We wish them every success in the regional final next month.”