FIVE teams of students from Ludlow School have been taking part in an engineering challenge.

They competed in the Institution of Engineering Technology Faraday Challenge Day.

Ludlow beat off stiff opposition from Mary Webb, Lacon Childe and Oldbury Wells schools to secure a place on the national competition leader board.

The top three teams on the leader board at the end of the season will go on to the national finals to be held at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratories in Oxfordshire.

Ludlow’s winning team, comprising of George Hodnett, Katy Holman, Arvinder Jawanda , Poppy May, Tom Radburn and Kaya Tengiz, had to work as a team of engineers, accountants and project managers to solve a unique problem which cannot be revealed until the end of the season.

They had to work to a budget, manage their time, solve engineering problems and present their solution to a panel of judges consisting of practising engineers.

The pupils enjoyed the day which had been organised by Neil Crumpton, head of science at Ludlow School, in association with The Institution of Engineering and Technology.

This is a world leading professional organisation sharing and advancing knowledge to promote science, engineering and technology across the world.

It is regarded as a professional home for life for engineers and technicians, and a trusted source of essential engineering intelligence.