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Year 8 pupils explore Hydrodymanics as part of nationalwide Engineering competition

Year 8 pupils explore Hydrodymanics as part of nationalwide Engineering competition

A group of Rydal Penrhos pupils have been praised for their application to a nationwide engineering competition.

Year 8 pupils Henry Battersby, Chay Bonnington, Jacob Cousins, Noah Langford and Gregor Perry have teamed up to compete in The First Lego League, which is a global engineering challenge for children aged nine to 16.

They have been spending a number of sessions at the Design and Technology department attempting to complete a challenge using Lego Mindstorms, with one part of the tasks is to design, build and program a robot to complete variety of tasks. 

The theme of this year’s challenge is hydrodynamics have to find a problem with how humans use, transport, gather or dispose, of water.

Gap year student Ieuan Franssens, who has been working with the group, said: “As well as this challenge, the pupils have to come up with an innovative solution to an engineering problem we as humans face.

“This involves researching issues we face and finding a new and innovative solution, they will then have to present their findings to a panel of judges at a tournament.

“In this tournament they will also compete against other teams to see which robot can complete the most tasks in two and a half minutes.

“They have all done a fantastic job so far and they are working brilliantly as a team.”

The five pupils are also using social media as a way for people to track their progress via their very own Instagram account.

Follow the Leago League Instagram account here

 

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