13 February 2020 – Engineering Challenge

We welcomed 11 school teams for a fun-filled Engineering Challenge on Thursday 13th February. The aim of this challenge was for teams to design a fully-functional table tennis ball launching machine, developing their design and technology skills, problem-solving and team work.
 
Teams designed their products around limited resources and with a tight budget of 150 Faraday pounds. All items used in the manufacture of their machines could be purchased from our NGHSshop which included MDF, elastic bands, plastic tubing and parcel tape.
 
With the help of NGHS subject scholars, schools came up with some impressive ball launchers. Congratulations to St Ann’s Well Academy who particularly impressed us with their adjustable catapult mechanism.
 
Well done to all school who participated; it was a joy to have you with us and we hope to welcome many of you back again.

You can view all of our photographs from Engineering Challenge here.