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Students win Salvetti Foundation Award

September 20th, 2016

Earlier this year an OSH team were announced as the UK Young Engineer of the Year 2016 in the National Science + Engineering Competition.

The team, comprising Stuart Chau, Ethan Dunbar-Baker and Rogan McGilp, built a full size hot rod designed to be accessible for those with disabilities. The car was built the in just three months after lessons and in between revising for exams.

After their success at the Big Bang Fair, the three boys entered their automotive creation at the European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS).

The event organisers invited them to the five day contest in Brussels where their project was reviewed by several European judges, and awarded the Salvetti Foundation award for the best project in the field of engineering. Headmaster Paul Kilbride said “At Old Swinford Hospital we encourage students to ‘discover who they can be’.  The three boys have discovered their engineering skills and demonstrated that with hard work, determination, enthusiasm and team work you can achieve your goals.