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David Gregory | 16:03 UK time, Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Students from Church Stretton School

A team of student engineers from Church Stretton School in Shropshire have triumphed in a UK wide competition to design a "rehydration station" for walkers competing in a race.

They beat 240 other schools all taking part in the national Faraday Challenge Day Competition winning £1000 for their school.

Church Stretton School Student

In a demonstation of practical engineering skills the school created a system that filled up cups of water and pushed them to the front of a table for passing atheletes to pick up and drink. Their invention managed this without spilling any water and timing each stage of the process perfectly.

The judges were also impressed by the quality of a video produced by the school about the project as well as their answers to questions from the judges.

You can find out more about Faraday Challenge Days on the Institution of Engineering and Technology website here.


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