Two pupils from Linchfield
Country Primary School, Deeping St James have been selected as engineers of the
future. Andrew Kelly and Ying Kay Ho were runners up in the recent Eastern
Regional Final of the Junior Engineer of the Year Competition, held at the Ford
Research in Dunsford, Essex.
Andrew and Ying put their design
skills to the test and developed a time travel machine with the capabilities to
move people both forward and backward in time. Their machine has on board a
defence system, dual pilot seats and a tilting and connected propeller system.
The boys were competing against
five other teams, which had all been selected at local heats. The budding
engineers has just an hour and a half to build their machine, using a K'Nex
construction kit per team, and then explain their ideas to the judging panel,
who were all engineers. The judges were looking for originality, innovation and
imagination - all talents required for a career in engineering.
Mike Palmer, Director of Hereward Satro, said: "It was good to see youngsters from Greater Peterborough do so
well at this event. They are full of ideas and I'm sure that they will make
their mark as engineers in a few years time."
Greater Peterborough Chamber
supported the Junior Engineer of the Year competition which was organised
locally by Hereward SATRO (Science & Technology Regional Organisation).
K'Nex donated the construction kits used by the pupils. The competition is
organised nationally by the Engineering Council.