A total of 17 schools took part in The Gazette's Young Engineers STEM Challenge at Blackpool and the Fylde College

Digging deep in chase for £10k prize at Young Engineers STEM Challenge

Students from across the Fylde coast had to dig deep for year’s Young Engineers STEM Challenge as they chased the £10,000 prize.

Some 17 schools took part in the challenge, sponsored by Cuadrilla Resources and facilitated by Blackpool and The Fylde College, at the Advanced Technology Centre at the college’s Bispham campus.

The teams weregiven a blind challenge to design and make a syringe pump operating digger and use it to move rice from one container to another. Pictured is Harry McAleer from Rossall School.
The teams weregiven a blind challenge to design and make a syringe pump operating digger and use it to move rice from one container to another. Pictured is Harry McAleer from Rossall School.
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The schools with the most rice would make it through to the final of the competition.'Pictured are Jamie Hawtin, Alex Fox and Marianne Chapman-Fox from Garstang Community Academy
The schools with the most rice would make it through to the final of the competition.'Pictured are Jamie Hawtin, Alex Fox and Marianne Chapman-Fox from Garstang Community Academy
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Students showed off their skills by preparing designs before putting their inventions to the test. Pictured are Tom Langley, Joselyn Carter, Pharyn Ashton and Hannah Jones from Hodgson
Students showed off their skills by preparing designs before putting their inventions to the test. Pictured are Tom Langley, Joselyn Carter, Pharyn Ashton and Hannah Jones from Hodgson
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Brodie Hamer, Lloyd Paterson, Hannah Mather and Harry Snelson from Montgomery Academy
Brodie Hamer, Lloyd Paterson, Hannah Mather and Harry Snelson from Montgomery Academy
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