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DUTC students set high standards at a Royal Navy challenge.

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Our students secured second and third place podium spots in “Operation Tempest” – a challenge set by Royal Navy and Young Engineers Charity.

Year 10 and year 12 students were set a real life scenario, where a hurricane has struck a small island. A container ship containing medical supplies was caught in the storm and lost its cargo, which the students had to recover by building a remote controlled ship, equipped with a crane.

After a day of competing against 20 teams from all around the country, year 10 students were the third-best team in their age category and year 12 students secured a respectable second spot on the podium.

In addition to that, year 10 students managed to have the most stylish sink of the day, but we promised that we, won't tell anybody. Here's the video:


Alongside showing remarkable team working skills while retrieving the cargo, the students had to also deliver a presentation to the members of the Royal Navy on how their boat was designed and constructed.