This week future engineers had the opportunity to take part in the annual Lockheed Martin Challenge at school.

Year 9 pupils were tasked to design, build and test as system required to rescue a Merlin helicopter that had been forced to make a landing in desert conditions. The teams worked all day on their rescue solutions with the help of staff from Lockheed Martin. The honours on the day went to ‘Team 1’ – Hugo Francis-Braconi, Ben Feeney, Matty Saunders, Edward Frazer and William Gadd – but congratulations to all the pupils who took part for working so hard and enthusiastically during the day.