A TEAM of pupils from Kingdown School in Warminster have been crowned the winners of a UK-wide engineering competition.

Schools from England, Scotland and Wales took to the skies to compete in Raytheon’s fourth annual Quadcopter Challenge in Birmingham last week, engineering their own quadcopter.

The teams took on challenges designed to test speed, agility and accuracy, while being assessed on creativity.

Teams from six regions competed in Birmingham, with Kingdown School emerging victorious.

Dave Leater from Kingdown, who led the team in their success, said: “This has been a great achievement for team Kingdown. The students had to persevere through many difficult design challenges and rose to each one superbly. Their teamwork was excellent throughout, a real strength, as was their competition flying and then their public speaking. I’m really proud of their achievements. I want to say a big thank you to Raytheon and their STEM ambassadors for running the Quadcopter Challenge.”