Westcliff High School for Boys Students Win a Coveted National Engineering Competition
WHSB Students Win a Coveted National Engineering Competition
A team of dedicated and enthusiastic Year 12 students (aged 16-17 years) from WHSB, has been rewarded by winning the National Engineering Education Scheme’s 'Best Teamwork Award' after spending their Wednesday afternoons and spare time since October 2020, focused upon a specific project brief - to build a Medical Drone. They spent their time researching possible solutions, designing ideas in CAD and prototyping completed models in preparation for a 30-minute presentation and questioning in front of a panel of experts and senior Engineers. They were mentored by Engineers from Leonardo in Basildon and competed against over 250 other teams throughout the UK.
Ben McKay, James Glenister, Jonathan Cheung, Shabaa Alam, Joseph Dowler & Antonio Joy
Ben McKay, WHSB Year 12 student: "Thanks to the Engineering Education Scheme we got to learn about a product that can potentially save lives, which we all designed from scratch".
Chris Wright, WHSB Head of Design & Technology: "In between lockdowns and remote learning, it has been quite a challenge for the teams to work together but both teams have been most impressive in demonstrating the motivation and resilience necessary to get their projects completed in time".