Moorlands schools take a bow after young engineers challenge

TWO Staffordshire Moorlands schools are celebrating their success in a competition which encourages engineers of the future.

Westwood College and Endon High School were recognised at the recent KMF Young Engineer of the Year (YEOTY) awards evening held at the King’s Hall, Stoke.

Westwood won the Spirit of YEOTY award and Endon were Best Engineering Car winners.

The competition, sponsored by Newcastle sheet metal fabricator KMF, is now in its sixth year and challenged teams from 22 schools to build and race the fastest and most efficient electric kit car.

The competing schools also had to produce a film of the process on a GoPro camera.

KMF training and development manager Jenny Condon said: “After running a similar project with Greenpower Education trust in 2014, we knew the project would provide an exciting opportunity for the students to gain valuable, real-world engineering experience, whilst improving their team work and communication skills”.