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Scarborough Sixth Form Wins Engineering Challenge

Scarborough Sixth Form Wins Engineering Challenge

Published by Jon Burke at 12:05pm 10th February 2020.

A team of six Engineering students from Scarborough Sixth Form College have won first prize in the regional finals of the “4x4 in Schools” competition, run by Jaguar Land Rover, beating entrants including private schools and UTCs from across the region.

Thomas Middleton, Jacob Letten, Aaron Coates, Matthew Byford-Loggie, Liam Mansbridge and Jake Turnbull (self-named “The Brisket Boys”), led by Engineering teacher Andrew Bennington, were tasked with building a remote controlled car body from scratch subject to stringent limits set by the competition organisers.

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The car had to not only perform well on the track but also had integrated electronics to switch on automatic headlights at a set light limit and included tilt sensors for stability.

The students not only won first prize, but also took home the “Best Engineered Car” and “Best Track Performance” awards. They will also be fast-tracked to the top 500 applicants for a prestigious JSC Engineering apprenticeship which usually attracts up to 100,000 applicants. An invite to the National Final held in Coventry has been issued and planning is already underway.

Engineering teacher, Andrew Bennington, said:

“I would first like to thank all of our kind sponsors and the leadership at Scarborough Sixth Form College, without whose support we wouldn’t have been able to enter the competition. I’m immensely proud of our students and the hard work they have put into this. It just goes to show that Scarborough Sixth Form College truly is the best place to study Engineering. The next challenge for the students is to build a big enough trophy cabinet.”


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