Pupils show real energy to help save the planet

Andrew Douglass, Engineering Operations Manager at Tata  Steels, with students from Sheffield Engineering Centre who triumphed in the renewable energy challenge set up by the company
Andrew Douglass, Engineering Operations Manager at Tata Steels, with students from Sheffield Engineering Centre who triumphed in the renewable energy challenge set up by the company
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STREET lights powered by wind and solar power were designed by a team of Sheffield students - winning them first prize in a renewable energy challenge.

The teenagers from Sheffield Engineering Centre - all students at city schools - collected their trophy from contest sponsor Tata Steel.

Ethan Moxon, George Nixon, Jake Hinchcliffe, Zaid Ramsan, Godfrey Musalia, Jake Howson, James Dawson and Jake Beale are pupils at Hinde House, High Storrs and King Ecgbert schools, and attend the centre once a week.

A team from Silverdale School came second in the challenge, organised among secondaries in Sheffield and Rotherham.

The winning group said their design was intended to be used in communities in coastal and rural areas.

Andrew Douglass, engineering operations manager at Tata Steel’s Stocksbridge and Rotherham sites, said: “The teams approached the challenge with great enthusiasm and demonstrated impressive ingenuity in their designs.”