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Renew your Future Day

Renew Your Future

On Wednesday 17th July, forty-year 9 and 10 Engineering students attended a practical engineering workshop in association with the Mason Trust (https://www.themasontrust.org).

The Mason Trust aims to enable young people in Norfolk and Suffolk to realise their aspirations and take control of their futures by providing funding and live industry information to individuals. It also provides workshops and industry interventions to secondary schools and FE/HE establishments.

A team of six including local engineers, volunteers, a recent engineering graduate and a representative of the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm (32 km off the Sheringham / Cromer coast), led students through several practical sessions to:

  • Build a wind turbine
  • Use the wind turbine to charge a power cell
  • Designing and making a ‘Lego’ car powered by the charged cell
  • Racing the car against other teams

Students were split into teams of four or five and after some ice breaker and team building activities, they spent the majority of the day in practical design and construction with the aid of experts. The winning race car was built by team ‘4-Sun’, namely James Murray, Kayne Haylock, Jacob Kidd and Calum Jermy.

The winning trophy for team and technical skills went to ‘Wind Emirates’ comprised of Connor Duffy, Jude Webster, Maneeb Humair, Ben Wooden and Nicholas Mencarini-Clarke, congratulations gentlemen, enjoy your £10 Amazon vouchers. Fortunately, there was no prize for the most ‘groan-worthy’ team name!

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