Engineers praised in national competition

Aspiring engineers from Stockton Sixth Form College have been commended after beating off stiff competition to be named runners-up in a national competition

The group of students, made up of Lewis Carling, Tom Hargreaves, Elliott Hunneysett, Ben Johnson, Callum Pearson and Alex Rowland-Jones, were named runners-up in the Gen Y Rail national final in Coventry on Wednesday 25th June after impressing judges with their proposed design for a new railway station.

The team worked with a rail industry mentor and presented a lively and engaging presentation in the Dragons Den-style heat and were recognised for their innovative design and effective use of new and emerging technologies.

Mark Carey, teacher of Physics at Stockton Sixth Form College said: “We are delighted that our students have been recognised nationally for their talent in the engineering field.

“Their ability to combine academic knowledge, hands-on skills and understanding of the sector shows that they all have an extremely promising future ahead.”