15 June 2018

Young John Lyon engineers research, design and build in national challenge

Two teams of John Lyon engineers pitted their skills against other schools by solving real engineering problems in the Faraday Challenge.

The Farraday Challenge day, organised by the Institution of Engineering and Technology and sponsored by global multinational engineering and electronics company, Bosch, was hosted by John Lyon on Thursday 15th June.

The home teams of Year 8 pupils were up against pupils from Whitefriars School and Notting Hill and Ealing School, all of who were given a brief and asked to produce the best solution against the clock.

Because the competition is national, with some schools yet to compete, we have been asked not to reveal details of the challenge. But needless to say, the John Lyon teams impressed with their engineering concept and finished product. Unfortunately, they were unable to take the engineering crown, which went to pupils from Notting Hill and Ealing.

The Faraday Challenge aims to encourage more young people to study and consider exciting and rewarding careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths (STEAM) by using creativity, innovation and problem-solving skills.