Year 13 students compete in REME Craftsman Cup Challenge
Year 13 UTC Reading students have been taking part in the inter-college Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers’ (REME) Craftsman Cup Challenge, competing to be crowned winners of the prestigious Craftsman CUP.
Since September, teams from UTC Reading, UTC Swindon, City of Oxford College and Reading College have been working on projects faced by REME engineers on a daily basis such as; modifying the payload of a Desert Hawk to enable the carrying of medical aid to the battlefield, or developing failure prevention systems for military equipment.
The projects have been tailored to link closely to the students’ learning programmes which are rooted in STEM subjects. During the challenge, the project teams have been able to acquire and develop a range of skills and competencies such as; creativity, innovation, problem solving and communication, to engineer a solution to a given REME problem.
Next month, in May, the project finale will be taking place where the best of the best will showcase their design, innovation and craftsmanship abilities, presenting their projects to a team of REME dignitaries. The winning team will then be awarded the Craftsman CUP!