UTC Oxfordshire students compete in the finals of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) Craftsman Cup

Well done to our Year 13 students who made it to the finals of the REME Craftsman Cup at the Ministry of Defence, Lyneham on 15 May.

Teams from across colleges up and down the country have been competing in the inter-college REME challenge since September 2018, working on projects that REME engineers tackle on a daily basis.

Year 13 students Dion and Harry, said: “We were given a range of issues that the REME face and we chose to look at the robotic load carrier that could follow them around, carrying tools to their vehicles through tough environments. It has involved us planning, working to each of others’ individual skills, problem-solving and working together as a team.”

They continued, “It’s been a really enjoyable but challenging experience. Having REME from Lyneham working with us on this project has been great.”

Year 13 student, Christine, said: “I’ve learnt a lot throughout this project. On our initial visit to their base we were shown the equipment, and given an insight into how they operate. I never thought we would get the chance to work so closely with REME – it’s been really beneficial.”

On the day, the overall winner was the team from UTC Heathrow, also from the Activate Learning Education Trust (ALET).

Well done to all of our students who took part in this project and made it through to the finals, and a huge thank you to REME for such a valuable project.

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