Ysgol Treffynnon triumphs in Engineering Team Challenge at Coleg CambriaYsgol Treffynnon triumphs in Engineering Team Challenge at Coleg Cambria

22 Nov 23

In a display of creativity and engineering prowess, eleven Year 10 students from Ysgol Treffynnon showcased their talents at the Engineering Team Challenge hosted by the Engineering Centre for North and Mid Wales at Coleg Cambria.

The competition brought together students from various Flintshire schools and colleges, challenging them to design, construct, and operate a model of a hand-powered generator capable of registering and sustaining voltage for at least ten seconds. The event aimed to foster teamwork, innovation, and problem-solving skills among budding engineers.

Working tirelessly in teams, the students faced off in a closely contested competition that tested their technical skills and collaborative abilities. The Ysgol Treffynnon team, composed of Neve Richards, Louie Doleman, and Hayden Flint, emerged victorious, claiming the top spot in the competition.

A second Ysgol Treffynnon team, comprised of Callum Ready, Braydon Bryan, Ben Davies, and Alfie Owens, also demonstrated exceptional skill, securing the second position in the challenge. The outstanding performance of both teams reflected the dedication and talent of the Ysgol Treffynnon students.

The winning team's success was attributed to their creativity and ingenuity in designing gearboxes and structures, enabling them to generate the highest voltage among all participating teams. Judges praised the students for their innovative approaches to problem-solving and their ability to think critically under pressure.

As part of the event, the students had the opportunity to explore the state-of-the-art engineering facilities at Coleg Cambria, gaining insights into the practical aspects of their field of study. Additionally, they received a presentation on post-16 study options, providing valuable information about potential educational pathways in engineering.

The Engineering Team Challenge not only showcased the promising talent within Ysgol Treffynnon but also emphasised the importance of hands-on experiences and collaborative learning in the field of engineering. The school's success in the competition serves as a testament to the dedication of both students and teachers in fostering a passion for engineering and preparing the next generation of innovators.