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South Wiltshire UTC students take part in The Royal Navy Engineering Challenge

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Students from South Wiltshire University Technical College (UTC) took
part in The Royal Navy Engineering Challenge at HMS Sultan in Gosport
recently.
The four teams from the Salisbury based college joined 71 other teams
from across the UK in the challenge to build a remote-controlled
vessel capable of recovering objects on the seabed.
The challenge, held in partnership with UTCs, affiliated employers,
schools, Babcock and BAE Systems aims to inspire young people to
engage further with science, technology, engineering and mathematics
(STEM) subjects.
This is the third year running that South Wiltshire UTC has entered
teams and despite coming away without a trophy it was great experience
for the students.
One of the teams, Turtle Power, made up of four Year 12 students, said
the competition was harder this year but with more teams competing
there was a real buzz.
“We really enjoyed the whole process from design to manufacture,
especially making the 3D printed components,” said Daniel Waddington.
Fellow Team Turtle member, Isaac Camisa said: “This year, the
competition was more of a challenge. We had a much better boat, it
was better designed and had an improved object collection method. We
are already looking forward to next year.”


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