Cliff Park boat-builders win competition

Boat Building

Boat Building - Credit: Archant

Budding engineers from Cliff Park Ormiston Academy were recently crowned winners in a two-day boat building competition at Oulton Broad.

The Young Ones, aged 12 and 13 were tasked with the challenge of designing and building a boat from cardboard which was capable of carrying up to three passengers.

To demonstrate the working of their designs, competitors had to paddle their finished boats around a set of marker buoys on the water.

Final designs came in all shapes and sizes but Cliff Park students produced a fantastic boat which saw them crowned winners.

Tamsin Poulter, Principal at Cliff Park Ormiston Academy, said: “I want to wish a massive well done to Amelka Brudz, Niall Meadows, Callum Jermy, James West, Toby Blunt and Kane Haylock for representing Cliff Park and doing so well in this brilliant competition.


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“At Cliff Park Ormiston Academy we strongly encourage all students to pursue their passions and participate in opportunities like this outside of school. They set a brilliant example for other students and we look forward to seeing what they do next.”

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