Mintlaw students engineer their future

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SECOND year pupils at Mintlaw Academy have competed in the local heat of the prestigious Schlumberger Schools Competition.

The event was created five years ago to mark the exciting partnership between Banff and Buchan College and Schlumberger. Banff and Buchan College was selected as the first United Kingdom Further Education college to collaborate with Schlumberger to build closer links between students pursuing technical qualifications and Schlumberger as a potential employer.

The competition involved the students building a propeller racing car from a kit. The students were assessed on their ability to read and understand the instructions, follow the diagram and on their behaviour and team working ability on the day.

At the end of the competition the students then raced their cars for fun.

The winning pupils were Edward Tucker (first boy); Kimberlee Thomson (first girl); Ross Hendry (second boy) and Sophie Anderson (second girl).

Edward and Kimberlee will now go forward to the grand final of the competition which will take place at the college in May.

There they will compete against the top students from six other local academies to be crowned the overall winners.