40 S3 students took part in a Marine Engineering Workshop provided by the Marine Society and Sea Cadets
The workshop concentrated on buoyancy and density and how these impact on hull design, loading and ballast.
The students then built their won ‘barges’ from simple materials which were then in competition with each other to see how much they could be loaded. The winner managed to hold over 400 marbles, very close to the national winner this year.
The engineer leading the course was impressed by the behaviour and engagement of all the Charleston students and was happy to offer to return to deliver another course next year.
Mr D Vincent