DEC pupils from Archbishop Sentamu Academy have won the Construction Category of the TeenTech Awards sponsored by Atkins Global.
The TeenTech Awards are for UK students from 11-16 (Years 7 to 11) working in teams of up to three to look at problems large and small to see if they can find a better way of doing things.
Students submitted their entry, “Future School”, a design for a sustainable school of the future. Team member Miguel Beedle said ”We had to research the needs of the community, investigate sustainable building techniques and materials and learn about net-zero energy buildings. We went on to use industry standard software to ideate and develop designs using Building Information Modelling techniques.”
The entry was developed as part of the “Design, Engineer, Construct” project, which is an element of the curriculum developed by Class of Your Own.
The pupils developed their design using industry standard software, Autodesk Revit, and built a scale model of their project using recycled materials.
The students presented their project at the Royal Society in London and was an experience to remember for the hard-working Year 9 boys. They met with celebrities and VIPs from Science and Technology sectors including James May, Kate Russell and Dr Brian Cox. They also had the opportunity to participate in many exciting activities.
The pupils also won the student award, voted for by their peers at the event.
They will travel to Buckingham Palace next week to meet Prince Andrew to discuss their project.
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