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Students build for the future

PUBLISHED: 21:55 30 October 2001 | UPDATED: 10:46 03 March 2010

YOUNGSTERS at Claydon High School have engineered their way to victory!

A team from the school took part in a competition for National Construction Week, which involved building bridges - along with roads and river crossings.

YOUNGSTERS at Claydon High School have engineered their way to victory!

A team from the school took part in a competition for National Construction Week, which involved building bridges – along with roads and river crossings.

Teams of students aged 16 to 17 went along to problem-solving days at Otley and West Suffolk College, organised together with Jackson Civil Engineering and J Breheny.

The pupils were asked to come up with practical solutions to projects based in the local area, such as building a crossing over the River Orwell or carrying out repairs to the A14.

Three students from Claydon, Katie Howard, Alex Davison and Peter Thompson, tackled the challenge of putting in a new railway bridge in Colchester.

"They were excellent – a good working team," said Linda Nixon, manager for the Suffolk Education Business Partnership southern area. "They were very keen."

The pupils won hats, T-shirts, pens, mouse mats and leather personal organisers, all on the construction theme.

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