On Thursday 12 May, 36 Year 8 pupils took part in the Institute of Engineering and Technology’s Faraday Challenge, to design and build a prototype using electrical and mechanical components to improve a child and parent’s stay in Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.
Pupils in each team took on roles from project and accounts managers to designers and manufacturers, working to a tight budget using Faraday currency. They were assessed on their ability to plan, develop ideas, work to budget and make a working prototype. At the end of the day each team produced a five-minute presentation and demonstrated their working prototypes to Dr Keira Sewell, the IET judge.
All pupils will receive a certificate from the Institute of Engineering and Technology, a British Science Association Discovery Crest Award and an Industrial Cadet Award. Congratulations to all involved, and in particular to the winning team for their automated and robotic nursing assistant.
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