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Students freewheel to award victory

ICE news

EIGHT STUDENTS from Meadowhead secondary school in Sheffi d visited London last week for an NCE sponsored trip on the London Eye - the prize for winning the ICE Yorkshire schools competition to build a model of the London landmark.

The budding engineers made a 1.4m high model of the structure using rolled paper tubes, sticky tape, string, nuts and bolts at Sheffi eld University in February this year.

The structure was supported off a steel A-frame, but students were required to cut the paper tubes to the correct length to form a symmetrical and robust replica which could rotate freely.

ouise Maleham, Sarah Martin and Claire Rothwell organised a production line, rolling and sticking tubes while Kris Herbert and Dan and Micheal Gillway cut the tubes to length and punched holes at either end. Phillip Jennings and James Sargent bolted them together to create the wheel structure.

'The winning team produced the most symmetrical structure and worked most productively as a team, ' said ICE Yorkshire education officer Lynden Cable.

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