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SCI aids school win in regional competition

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Two SCI engineers, Philip Francis and Dimitrios Moutaftsis, have supported local students from Charters School, Ascot to help them become south east regional winners of the ICE (Institution of Civil Engineers) Create Sport challenge competition.

Working with the engineers, the students were crowned regional champions after impressing the judges with their innovative designs and model of a velodrome. The winning team will now go forward to the grand final at the Institution of Civil Engineers headquarters in London on June 27 to compete for the national trophy.

The ICE Create Sport project aims to raise awareness of engineering career options among 12 to 13 year olds by challenging teams across the UK to plan, design and construct a model for a new sports venue in their region.

Graham Couchman, Chief Executive Officer SCI, commented: “Engaging pre-19s is vital to ensuring new talent is attracted into the engineering profession. SCI are proud of the contribution Phil and Dimitrios made to this project.”

Subsequently, Mr Francis and Mr Moutaftsis have both been nominated by the Charter’s School for the 2011 ICE Outreach award for their work with the school’s pupils for the ICE Create Sport initiative.

The ICE Outreach award celebrates the work of individuals and companies who have shown outstanding commitment to promoting the civil engineering profession at events and in schools across south east England.

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