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Monday 3 April 2017, Whitley, Coventry – A team of 15- and 16-year-old students from Moor End Academy in Huddersfield have won one of the UK’s top education challenges.
Their radio-controlled vehicle tackled rocks and water to win the Land Rover 4x4 in Schools Technology Challenge, a project-based education programme for teams of six students aged 11-18 who design, test and build scale-model remote control vehicles in lessons or at after-school STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) clubs.
Moor End Academy’s team, ‘Robust’, went head-to-head with other schools at their regional final to secure their place at the #uk final. At each stage, their work was scrutinised by vehicle design specialists including Jaguar Land Rover graduates, engineers and retirees.
The #uk champions received an Arkwright Engineering Scholarship from Land Rover, a well-respected programme which nurtures high-potential future engineering leaders. The two year programme supports scholars throughout their A-levels and includes financial support towards their STEM studies as well as guidance from a Jaguar Land Rover mentor and work experience placement at Jaguar Land Rover. The students also won a £1,000 scholarship for Harper Adams University and a place at the Land Rover 4x4 in Schools World Final 2017.
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