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Year 10 engineers challenged by Smallpeice Trust

Year 10 students recently took part in an engineering challenge run by Smallpeice Trust.

Smallpeice Trust, a charity which promotes careers in engineering, tasked students with designing and constructing a wind turbine in order to produce the greatest possible amount of electricity.

As well as this, the models had to be aesthetically pleasing in order to appease local residents who are concerned about the wind turbine being an eye sore. Materials available to students were paper, wooden dowling, hot glue, glue guns and tape.

As part of the challenge students constructed a circuit to convert the turbine rotation to electricity, designed and constructed a turbine blade to maximise output and designed and constructed a tower to carry the turbine.

Thank you Smallpeice Trust for such a valuable session for our students.

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