PUPILS from a Chester school have battled it out against Liverpool, Birkenhead, and Wirral schools in a Dragon’s Den-style manufacturing competition.
Youngsters from Upton High School showed off their understanding of the nuclear industry at the Manufacturing Institute’s ‘Make It’ Enterprising Schools Challenge heat, held at the Holiday Inn, Ellesmere Port.
Teams pitched their ideas for a solution to transporting and recycling nuclear waste to the ‘dragons’ from Sellafield (Capenhurst).
The Upton team of 14- and 15-year-olds, named NEWTastic, were crowned runners-up for their specially designed vehicle.
Edward Moss, PR officer for the Manufacturing Institute, said: “The team was praised for considering their design suitable for a range of industries outside nuclear, as well as for the details they presented on safety features and their marketing strategy.”
Sophie Wilday, an Upton pupil, won the award for Best Leadership of the Day, sponsored by the Mersey Dee Alliance.