Chard girl students win tank building contest
PUBLISHED: 15:02 15 January 2018
Two teams from Holyrood Academy took on the design challenge at Bovington Tank Museum
Two teams of Design and Technology GCSE students from Holyrood Academy, in Chard, were challenged to build a tank last week.
They were taking part in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) competition at Bovington Tank Museum with five other schools from the South West.
Following a brief tour, students were quickly set the task of designing, building and programming a remote control Lego mindstorm tank that could complete a series of seven different challenges including a Normandy-style beach landing and crossing First World War trenches.
Teams were awarded points for their design portfolio, team work, problem-solving, completed challenges and how fast each course was successfully finished.
Holyrood’s all-girls team, the Chieftains, was awarded first place and the boys team, the Centurions, came second overall, just four points behind the girls.
Wendy Da Costa, D and T teacher at Holyrood said: “I was very proud of Holyrood to win first and second place!”