Students top technology competition

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Creative students put their brain power to the test when they took part in a design competition - and won.

The quick-thinking pupils from Minsthorpe Community College designed and constructed a prototype vehicle able to travel more than a metre.

Students at the college, on Station Road, South Elmsall, impressed the judges came first in the intermediate category.

The technology tournamnet was organised by Rotary Clubs in the area - and took place at Featherstone Rovers RLFC.

Other school that took part included Crofton Academy, Horbury Academy and St Wilfrid’s Catholic High School, in Pontefract.

The task was to design and construct a prototype vehicle, powered by a 200gm weight, which should be carried within the vehicle.

The vehicle needed to be able to climb an inclined track for more than one metre. The vehicle had to start by itself and carry a flag.

Mark Lovett, assistant governor of the Joint Seven Rotary Club, said: “We strongly believe that the country needs more young people to become passionate about all forms of engineering, civil, electrical and mechanical, if we are