A group of junior certificate students from Errigal College in Letterkenny have won a prestigious technology competition in Limavady for secondary schools.
The team of four were asked to design and make a vehicle, which was weight propelled. This vehicle had to move in a linear direction while hoisting up a weight using a pully mechanism.
The team were required to produce a set of working drawing of their design and then manufacture the vehicle before it was tested by the judges. The winning team was Naomi O’ Leary, Illona Pasterick, Keeva Brogan and Niall O’Donnell who used their technical graphics skills to create a detailed drawing before applying their woodwork and metalwork skills to manufacture the winning vehicle.
The team’s metalwork teacher Mr Sweeney who attended the event said he was delighted by their vision, imagination and creative skills which they displayed in planning and manufacturing their winning entry.
The winning team members were presented with vouchers and a perpetual trophy for the school.