Mechanically-minded kids pick up trophies

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Young engineers put their mechanical minds to the test recently for a competition involving Brownies and Scouts from across the region.

The Young Engineers Club from Rainworth’s Joseph Whitaker School spent months working with the youngsters on a project to create small radio-controlled vehicles which they named ‘mini bots’.

After building them , they were put through a series of tests and races, culminating in a grand finale at the recent Blidworth Community Fair.

A trophy presentation was then held at the end of the event.

The Blidworth Cubs and Scouts groups, with their team ‘Lightning Bolt’ won several of the races.

However, the stars of the day were team ‘Poison-Bot’ from Blidworth Oaks Primary School.

They won several of the competitions and picked up the overall winners’ trophy.

Young Engineers ‘ Amber Otten said: “The atmosphere of the day was truly invigorating with children buzzing with excitement as they tried to prove themselves against their peers and their parents seeing the progress their children had made.

“We were all just as enthusiastic in seeing how excited competitors were and how much their own hard work was paying off.

Blidworth Scout, 12-year-old Joshua Williams said: “This experience has been really good fun and I would love to do it again.”