UKNEST Naval Engineering Competition 2019-20 

Congratulations to Tomaz Geddes De Almeida, Thomas Lofthouse and Richard Zimmern on winning First Prize for the Best Design in the Years 7-11 category with HMS Nightingale. 

The contest, a collaboration between UKNEST and the Royal Navy, promotes the importance of engineering, encouraging innovative technical thinking by pupils. Students were tasked with designing a specialised vessel for delivering humanitarian aid in the aftermath of a natural disaster – very much in keeping with the Royal Navy’s role in responding to such instances. 

All entries were reviewed by an expert panel of judges who considered their initial concept, proposed design and artwork. Whitgift won with their futuristic vessel HMS Nightingale! 

Headmaster, Chris Ramsey, commented; ‘I enjoyed reading your team’s entry and seeing the way they had developed and described their intriguing design; lots of good practice in there, from the clarity of objective, the iterative approach, the obvious teamwork and all to an eye-catching result’. 

Well done to our possible naval technologists of the future!