Crawley secondary school ‘taking flight’ as it closes in on victory in national STEM competition
The challenge saw students tasked with designing, building, and flying a four-bladed, remotely piloted air system- known as a quadcopter.
Following a close fought contest team Willow was crowned winner and will be the first ever team from Crawley to compete in the grand final at a central RAF location.
The competition started seven years ago and this year’s students had to consider sustainability as they designed and built their quadcopter: from the materials they incorporated to the planet-saving purpose of their quadcopter.
Hosted by local Raytheon Technologies STEM Ambassadors at Ifield Community College yesterday, students delivered a short presentation to show how they developed their designs, what modifications they made and how they worked as a team. They then flew their quadcopters through a timed obstacle course, making real-time spot repairs.
Mentoring students throughout the…