Earlier this month, we published an article explaining how six of our Year 10 pupils worked alongside Mr. Leonard in the Technology department to enter the Innovation 2121 design competiton. The competition required the pupils to work as a team to design a futuristic vehicle to be used 100 years from now.
The team’s entry achieved runner up obtaining £3,000 for the school’s Technology & Design Department!
As a department we are absoultly delighted that our pupils creativity and hard work has been recognised. Their team name was “Incomparable”. When presented with this challenge the group of Year 10’s came up with the idea of designing the “All-Terrain Automobile.” Pupils gave consideration to our area and thought it would be a fantastic idea to design an all-terrain, amphibious vehicle that could be used by the local search and rescue teams in the mountains and on the sea.
Their vehicle is entirely powered by renewable energy, wind, solar and tidal. Its wheels are designed to be all terrain so no where is out of reach. The vehicle can travel on land and water and would be an exceptional assist to all search and rescue team here in Kilkeel. The final design features a solar panel on the roof, as well as a large turbine at the back. Not wanting to waste potential energy the turbine at the back of the vehicle will generate an electrical current using the wind resistance created as the all-terrain automobile makes its journey.
The team feel that they have produced a streamline, eco-friendly, sustainable design that will no doubt be a great asset to our area. We are delighted to finally reveal their design. The pupils are being rewarded with a trip to the Ulster Transport Museum in Belfast before the end of the year!
Congratulations Year 10!