C.C. McLean students take first place at tech challenge

Three members of a Charles C. McLean team took first place in a Tech Challenge hosted by Cambrian College recently. The team included in, left to right, Michael Bailey, Rory Dearing and Nate Merrylees-Cooper.

GORE BAY—Three members of a Charles C. McLean Public School team took first place in a Tech Challenge hosted by Cambrian College recently.

C.C. McLean teacher Bruce Lindsay told the Recorder that, “just before the March break, the Grade 7/8 class from C.C. McLean attended Cambrian College’s Tech Challenge. In competition, Michael Bailey, Rory Dearing and Nate Merrylees-Cooper took first place in the Sail Design competition.”

“Students were given a limited amount of time and materials to work with (straws, tape, tissue paper, string),” said Mr. Lindsay. “They had to design and build a sail that would fit on a pre-built vehicle. Their design was tested in a wind tunnel and the car that traveled the furthest won the competition.”

As part of the day students were introduced to careers in technological fields including: plumbing and pipe fitting, large machine operations, structural design and carpentry. As well, students were also given a tour of Cambrian’s facilities and student programs.