A team of bussing young Engineers from Marsden Heights Community College powered to victory in Enjoyneering 2019, staged at Burnley College Sixth Form Centre.
The team - made up of Year 10 students Ali Raza, Zohaib Rauf, Abeera Abbass and Malaika Tahir - triumphed over other teams from Marsden Heights, as well as teams from Mount Carmel RC High School, Accrington; The Hollins, Accrington, and West Craven High School. They took home trophies and the winners' shield which they will hold for a year.
The team came out on top after a day of stiff competition to build a replica Formula One racing car, using their design skills to ensure it was aerodynamic; their financial skills in ensuring their project remained within their £1 million budget; their creative skills to name their team and decorate their racing car and their engineering skills to make adjustments in the College's industry-standard engineering workshops and ensure it was aerodynamic.
The team, who named themselves Elite Engineers, scooped the top prize after judges praised not only their design and engineering skills, but their exceptional presentation skills, which highlighted how their project encompassed equality and sustainability in engineering.
Judges on the day were Paradigm Precision HR advisor Lucy Thornton, plus Iain Reedy and Hannah Cutler, from the successful Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing Centre at Burnley College.
The trophy for the fastest racing car on the day went to a team from The Hollins, whose time of 0.774 seconds was one of the fastest ever recorded in the contest, which is in its fifth year and is open to secondary schools across the region. The team was made up of Luca Forrest, Coby Rawcliffe, Luke Cronin and Finley McVicker.
Themis at Burnley College Engineering Apprentices supported the teams throughout the day, with expert Engineering Tutors also lending a hand to ensure the students enjoyed an authentic taste of life as an Engineer and the many opportunities available for Themis Apprenticeships or Advanced Vocational and University study in the sector.