The team recently competed in the North regional round in Huddersfield. Their brief was to design a fully functioning space port which could be used to transport people and cargo between Earth and Mars, with a whole raft of criteria and technical data which they had to incorporate. Something that would challenge many professional scientists and teachers!
After a full day of working on the task, finishing in the very early hours, the competing schools were given 25 minutes to present to the judges, followed by a Q&A session. The Scarborough College team produced an outstanding project and worked superbly well together to tackle the challenging brief.
Their intensive and inspiring efforts paid off as they were pronounced Overall Regional Winners. The team will attend the National Final at Imperial College in London during the weekend of 19 and 20 March. They are greatly looking forward to receiving what is bound to be a phenomenally testing brief in their hunt for the national title.
Good luck to Lucy Spencer, Philipp Manuilov, Hilary Whakule and Joe Dibb.