Team's Technology Triumph

The triumphant Healing team with their winning design (left to right) captain Lucy Donner, Rebecca Cutforth, Callum Barton, Dominic Parry, Jabob Roberts and Corey Allan.

Driven pupils have won through to the national finals of a schools' technology challenge.

The six children from Healing School took part in the Land Rover 4X4 School Technology Challenge at the Discovery School in Newcastle.

The Design and Technology pupils built a radio-controlled 4X4 vehicle to set specifications and then asked to negotiate a specially-designed test track, emulating the performance of a real vehicle.

Team Captain Lucy Donner, Rebecca Cutforth, Callum Barton, Dominic Parry, Jabob Roberts and Corey Allan constructed their vehicle during lunch and after school clubs over a two-month period.

Tutor David Holmes said it was a difficult challenge.

"They created the bodywork and electrical circuits to a specific design criteria which included measurements, lighting and manoeuvrability," he said.

The pupils travelled too their vehicle to the Discovery School in Newcastle to compete in the challenge against six other teams.

The Healing team delivered a presentation to Land Rover engineers, then steered their vehicle through the complex obstacle course.

The team won the regional round to go through to the national finals at Silverstone on 22nd April.

Mr Holmes was "very proud" of the pupils.

"They have shown great commitment to the challenge. Each have individual strengths which were utilised to create a formidable team."

Hr Holmes thanked Grimsby sign makers 'Sign of the Times' for its generous sponsorship.

Healing School Principal Mark Knapton congratulated the team.

"This was an incredibly tough challenge and I'm delighted to hear of the pupils' progress in what is a prestigious national competition," he said.

"Their drive and determination to make their vehicle the best it could be have paid off. We wish them all the best for the national final at Silverstone."

Healing School - March 22nd 2016

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