Knex Challenge County Finals

Teams from 102 primary schools from across Gloucestershire assembled at Millbrook Academy on Tuesday 28th April to take part in the K’nex Challenge County Finals. The teams representing each of the schools was selected by being the best from the in-school challenge run during the previous two terms. In one hour the teams were challenged to construct a rescue vehicle against a clear specification which included a locking door, appropriate rescue equipment and a mechanical mechanism.

Engineers from GE Aviation assessed each team as it developed its solution and judged the final models against the original specification. A fantastic range of creative and innovative solutions were displayed presenting the judges with a really difficult process of determining the winners.

With so many teams involved the challenge was run in two sessions, and winners identified from each session. Huge congratulaitions to all the winners against very still competition.

Winners of the morning session:

1st place:   Grangefield School represented by Loic Marshall and Matthew Harris

2nd place:  Minchinghampton School represented by Thomas Spellman and Noah Knowles-Jackson

3rd Place:  Charlton Kings Junior School represented by Adam Gardner and Sebastian Harris

Winners from the afternoon session:

1st Place:   Kempsford C of E Primary School represented by Sophie Turner and Chloe Weaven

2nd Place:  Ampney Crucis C of E Primary School represented by Clive Green and Sam Bishop

3rd Place:   Tirlebrook Primary School represented by Nathan Thomas and Charlie Kendrick


During the challenge the accompanying adults were provided with a quiz to complete.

The winner of the quiz was Dave Wright from Dursley C of E Primary Academy – many congratulations.

For those who would like to know the answers to the quiz they are provided in the attached document.