Scrapheap he­roes wheel in a win­ner

South Waikato News - - NEWS - By MATHEW GROCOTT

Stu­dents from Wa­iariki and South Waikato’s three high schools proved one man’s trash is an­other man’s trea­sure on Fri­day.

Teams of three from the four in­sti­tu­tions took part in the sec­ond Scrapheap Chal­lenge at the Trade Train­ing Cen­tre in Toko­roa.

The teams were given sim­i­lar col­lec­tions of as­sorted junk, tools and sev­eral hours to cre­ate – some­thing.

The Wa­iariki In­sti­tute of Technology team of Matt Mered­ith, David Standring and Crys­tal Ahipene won the chal­lenge with a heavy-duty wheel chair.

Each team’s cre­ation was vastly dif­fer­ent. Toko­roa High School cre­ated a three-wheeled cart, For­est View High School a robot and Pu­taruru Col­lege made a hand­cranked heli­copter.

The teams had about five hours to build their cre­ations.

RE­CY­CLERS: The team from Wa­iariki In­sti­tute of Technology (from left) Crys­tal Ahipene, Matt Mered­ith and David Standring with their win­ning ef­fort.

SPARKS FLY: Bryce Do­maschenz from Toko­roa High School works on his team’s en­try.

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