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Students from Kettering Science Academy won three trophies at a glider competition held at RAF Cosford

Students from Kettering Science Academy won three trophies at a glider competition held at RAF Cosford

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A team of Year 9 students from Kettering Science Academy (KSA) won the overall trophy at a recent Glider Challenge event held at the RAF Museum in Cosford.

The student teams from KSA had been working on their Styrofoam planes after school for four weeks.

Students from Kettering Science Academy won three trophies at a glider competition held at RAF Cosford

Students from Kettering Science Academy won three trophies at a glider competition held at RAF Cosford

Each team went to the challenge day with their team’s especially designed glider, which had been built to the specifications set out for them by the competition organisers at the RAF.

The youngsters were then judged on the day for; their overall presentation of their gliders, their team’s research, teamwork skills and the flight of their gliders.

KSA’s Get Kek’d team won the best overall award in all areas including for the best design, research, teamwork and flight distance.

They were also awarded a separate trophy on the day for their teamwork skills.

Team members were Arran Bedford, Kyle Campbell, Bernard Dec, Hannah Godson, Oscar Goodchild, Luke O’Hara and Owen Wilson.

KSA team The Glider Riders - three Year 8 students, Harvey Barnard, Christopher McCarron and Connor Perkis, also picked up an award for the academy at the event for the best research.

Science teacher, Mr Paul Foster, who accompanied the students on the day, said: “They were judged by various apprentices and RAF members as well as a few veterans, who were all very helpful and gave them advice after their test flights and before the final flights.

“Many of the students had some great final flights and our top distance was just over 15 metres.

“It was a great day that they all really seemed to enjoy.”