school's science team wins engineering competition
team of pupils from King Alfred School's Science and Engineering
Club in Highbridge took part in an unusual challenge this week
when they competed to create a device capable of moving one litre
of water in a minute.
six Year 8 pupils travelled to Chilton Trinity to compete against
five other local schools and a staff team in the Faraday Engineering
Challenge, which they won.
"The challenge was to design and make in limited time and
on a limited budget, a device to move one litre of water in one
were awarded for ideas, design development, teamwork, a video,
a presentation and the performance of the device," science
school teacher Ian Elenor told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
King Alfred team of Alice Dymond, Heather Duddy, Daniel Butt,
Rachael Butler, Agatha Parrot and Chloe Virgo scored 168 points
out of 200 and therefore finished in joint first place.
their device cost less so they were awarded the top prize - their
pump actually moved 2.3 litres in a minute.
They received a glass trophy to celebrate their award, along with
a USB bracelet each and a £250 voucher for new science equipment
at the school.
here are members of the successful King Alfred School team from
Highbridge - Alice Dymond, Heather Duddy, Daniel Butt, Rachael
Butler, Agatha Parrot and Chloe Virgo at this week's science competition