HMS Sultan, Gosport played host to youngsters from across UK as they took part in the Royal Navy University Training College Young Engineers Challenge – Operation Antarctica 2016. The head of the Royal Navy Admiral Sir George Zambellas said that it was a great day had by all.
Held in partnership with University Technical Colleges (UTCs), Young Engineers, BAE Systems and Babcock, the challenge encourages young people to consider science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers.
A total of 40 teams competed in the Challenge With several of the teams taking part even enjoying the opportunity to experience a night onboard HMS Bristol.
Themed around the Royal Navy’s role of providing disaster relief, the students were tasked with designing a boat capable of negotiating dangerous ice flows and retrieving lost supplies from a mission zone in the Antarctic.
The event fell on the eve of British Science Week, 11 – 20 March it was a great way to get everyone involved and give them a chance to demonstrate how organisations such as the Royal Navy, UTC, Young Engineers and BAE Systems across the engineering industry are encouraging young people into STEM careers.