Students engineer a win at national event

Monkseaton High School students who have been working as a team in the 15 week engineering project Go4Set.
Monkseaton High School students who have been working as a team in the 15 week engineering project Go4Set.

Young designers are celebrating their success in a national engineering project.

A group of Year 9 and 10 pupils at Monkseaton High School were working as a team during the 15-week project called Go4Set.

Francessca Charlton, Dominic McLeod-Wright, Rianna Ibbetson, Morgan Monaghan, James Leslie and Daniel Hennessy chose to look at the Create Sport challenge.

They decided to ‘renovate’ Whitley Bay Ice Rink to make it into the Sub Zero centre with additional extreme sports.

They also looked at new smart materials and innovations in solar energy for ways of making the business even more carbon-friendly.

And in the end they walked off with the overall Big Bang Fair North East Intermediate Engineering Award and Best Team Work Award for the Go4Set EDT Project.

A spokesperson for the school said: “This is an outstanding achievement which has also earned them a silver crest award for their efforts. Well done.”