The Construction & Built Environment Challenge Is On!

Posted on 04th Dec 2014 in Stewart's Melville College, Competitions

Mr Scott and a team of ten S2 boys travelled to Oatridge College to compete in this year's heat of the Construction and Built Environment Challenge, competing against Linlithgow Academy and Newbattle High School. With SMC being the reigning champions of the competition the pressure was on for the current batch of boys to do their very best to retain the trophy.

This competition is designed to show pupils some of the skills and opportunities the building industry has to offer, such as jobs in construction, architecture, planning, quantity surveying and engineering.

Challenge one saw the boys build a twisting shaped wishing well, following a pattern, challenge two had them plan out the best way to lay out a given set buildings to ensure maximum profitability and challenge three had them lay block paving.

In each challenge the boys were scored on teamwork, safety, accuracy and the quality of their final solution. When the scores were announced the Stewart's Melville team was praised for the way they all worked together, with complete safety, neatness and accuracy. To their delight the SMC team were announced as winners of the heat and will now compete in the finals in January when they will face six new challenges.

The team comprised of Murray Constable, Harry Browne, Callum Smith, Will Bewick, Neil Mulvihill, Sonny Kennedy, Archie Goodburn, Andrew Rolland, Thomas Stevenson.  

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