Drummond Community High School of Edinburgh, Scotland, had the winning team for the first ever “Future Infrastructure Challenge: DEC Hyperloop” which took place 7 – 9 April 2019.
Hosted by Bentley Institute and Class of Your Own, the challenge included sixth form students, ages 16 – 18, from four schools in the UK whose assignment was to conceptualize a design of a Hyperloop transport system and stations for Singapore.
The four participating schools, The Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School from Greenford, London; Drummond Community High School from Edinburgh, Scotland; King Ecgbert School from Sheffield, South Yorkshire; and More House School from Farnham, Surrey, traveled to Bentley Systems’ offices in London on 7 April 2019, to compete. They were there tasked with creating the Hyperloop concept and presentation and conveying the cohesive plan to a judging panel.
DEC – Design Engineer Construct Learning Program
The four participating schools were selected from 100 schools studying the Class of Your Own Design Engineer Construct! (DEC) learning program, which is intended to educate and encourage careers in architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC). In the spring of 2018, the four teams were narrowed down following meetings with students studying DEC at a higher or advanced level. Delivered in partnership with Bentley Systems, the program will be released as a full curriculum for schools around the world later this year.
Mark Holden, teacher of the winning team said, “Drummond High School is committed to nurturing big ambition in its students and equipping them for the world and workplace of tomorrow. The school became involved in the DEC curriculum after seeing its success—and the attributes of its students—from across England and recognizing how closely this fits our own aims.”
The winning team’s members include Faye Fulton, Ryan Gordon, Alizah Mughal, and Wiktor Rauba, led by DEC teacher Mark Holden. The winning team and their teacher were awarded a complimentary trip to Singapore from Bentley Systems to attend its annual Year in Infrastructure Conference, which will be held this year 21 – 24 October 2019 at the Marina Bay Sands Resort in Singapore.
To learn more about the panel of esteemed judges, and the six other individual category award winners, visit here to read the full press release.