Children from 6 Guernsey Secondary Schools were brought together for the Need for Speed Technology Challenge which offered students the opportunity to work under the tuition of professional engineers. Nine teams were tasked with building mini-karts, which were pitted against each other on a time-trial circuit.
The winning team consisted of Shay Watson, Louis Le Cheminant, Millie Le Patourel and Bethany Ferry, who although meeting for the first time, demonstrated excellent team work. The event, now in its 18th year, was run for the first time by the Channel Islands Group of Professional Engineers along with new sponsor, the Garenne Group.
Andy Hall, Chairman of the Garenne Group said,
"Engineering is at the heart of what we do and we want to continue training local engineers, so the sponsorship was a natural fit."
Advisors, who helped coach the students throughout the day, were from a number of local companies but the Garenne Group was well represented with staff from Geomarine and RG Falla attending. There were five people advising who had previously taken part in the challenge and are now professional engineers.