Scrap champs re­tain ti­tle

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

Wa­iariki In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy won the an­nual Scrapheap Chal­lenge for the sec­ond year in a row.

Wa­iariki, Toko­roa High School and For­est View High School all took part in the 2011 Scrapheap Chal­lenge on Fri­day. The com­pe­ti­tion con­sists of each team get­ting a sim­i­lar pile of scrap metal and hav­ing three hours to cre­ate some­thing unique.

All teams were made up of three stu­dents with a pas­sion for en­gi­neer­ing, ac­com­pa­nied by a men­tor.

The win­ing team of Nuku Ainsley, Tay­lar Pom­pey and Alan Oliver are all stu­dents at the Toko­roa Trade Train­ing Cen­tre. ‘‘We went into the com­pe­ti­tion with the idea that we wanted to cre­ate a truck. Once we got to see the scrap we had to work with, we all no­ticed lots of small de­tailed bits of metal so we got to work on a small in­tri­cate truck,’’ Nuku said.

The only cri­te­ria for the cre­ations were they had to be less than 2.3m. The teams started at 9.45am and ev­ery­one showed great en­thu­si­asm and cre­ativ­ity. ‘‘It is great to see the stu­dents en­joy­ing them­selves and such a great mix in the teams. They get more creative ev­ery year. No-one was hold­ing back,’’ said Ge­orge Fisher, Wa­iariki In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy technician.

TOKO­ROA HIGH SCHOOL: Stu­dents im­pressed with their me­tal­lic dog.

WIN­NERS: Wa­iariki In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy stu­dents won the Scrapheap Chal­lenge.

FOR­EST VIEW: High School stu­dents came up with this neat con­trap­tion dur­ing the com­pe­ti­tion.

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