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Assignment was part of AWE challenge
YOUNGSTERS from around Hampshire and Berkshire have been trying their hands at being secret agents.
Dozens of 14 and 15-year-old children from nine schools across the area came together to put their design and engineering skills to the test, competing in AWE’s annual Schools Eng-ineering Challenge.
The theme of this year’s challenge – now in its 17th year – was “secret agents”, and students competing in teams of four were tasked with designing and building a vehicle.
They then had to race it over a distance, knock down various obstacles, and conquer an off-road assault course.
There was a cash prize and a selection of science and engineering-based goodies up for grabs for the winning school.
Lauren Hobbs, one of the graduate team who organised the event, said: “The day was a great success and as a team, we thoroughly enjoyed devising the event and making sure it ran smoothly.
“The most important thing was that the pupils enjoyed themselves.”
Graeme Nicholson, director of production, science and technology at AWE, presented the prizes to the students, and first place was awarded to the team from The Costello School. The winning team received £600 to spend on scientific or technical equipment for their school.
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