Trolley designs are a runaway success at engineering contest
Published on 19/03/19
Young engineers from Cromer Academy have lifted a pair of trophies in a competition to build a working model of a trolley with a load-carrying crane.
The Cromer teams took first place in two out of three categories against students from across North Norfolk and Broadland at the annual technology tournament hosted by the Wroxham Bure Valley Rotary Club on Friday, March 15.
They were challenged to build a trolley with a mounted crane that could run on railway tracks under a bridge, pick up a load, and return it to the other end of the test rig.
The design by Lola Burden, Honey Harwood, Ziggy Mansfield, and Zach Sanders picked up the Foundation trophy, while Leah Banning, Katy Coleman, Isaac Pearce, and Dylan Shapcott – last year’s winning team at Foundation level – took the Intermediate prize.
In the Advanced category, the team of Sophia Carter, Joe Dewick, Daisie Gilmore, and Knot Pheprakon put in a strong performance and were just pipped to the trophy.
Norman Lamb, MP for North Norfolk, was on hand to admire the students’ work and declared he was “very impressed” with the Cromer teams’ designs.