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Kent students triumphed in an annual competition for young scientists and engineers

 July 10 2017

Alexander Gray, from Ashford, was runner-up in the Junior Engineering category in the regional heats of the Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Competition, at the Big Bang Fair South East, while teams from Kent College, Highworth Grammar School for Girls and Tonbridge Grammar School also won awards.

Alexander, who will now compete in the national Big Bang awards next March, impressed judges at the South of England Showground with his racing drone, which he had built by researching the internet for parts and developing a model capable of speeds of up to 100mph.

Judges said he had identified a need and set out to solve a problem, developing new applications for existing technology.