August 05, 2016 at 11:50 AM
In a first this week, twelve of our Year 8 College students, divided to three teams, put on their problem solving hats to compete in an engineering competition against teams from other local schools at the EPro8 Challenge held at Howick Intermediate.
EPO8 pits teams of students against one another to complete a variety of tasks in a set amount of time. Each team was located at a workstation that contained an impressive assortment of equipment, including gears, wheels, pulleys, weights, tools, aluminium framing, motors and electronics. Working quickly and collaboratively, the teams were required to plan/design and build a model Mars rover, cranes and swing, all within certain specifications and under time pressure. The heat was on!
Of our three teams, two were placed 3rd equal and will be going through to the Auckland semi-finals at the end of the term. Well done and good luck for the next round of competition!
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