Bicycle light lands Fareham team a place in contest

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INNOVATIVE inventions for the cycling industry have landed a team of students a place in the finals of a national design and technology contest.

The students from Year 9 at The Henry Cort Community College in Fareham have reached the final 16 in the Design & Technology Association’s Great British Make Off competition.

They will compete against 150 other students to be crowned one of four winners – with an exhibition at the London Design Museum and a day with a top designer up for grabs.

Members of the team from Henry Cort impressed judges with their design for a rear brake light for a bicycle.

Associate principal Paul Fielon said: “We are very proud of our innovative and creative students.

‘One of the four pillars, key to our ethos, is very much about developing an enterprising spirit. We are very excited by the success and have our fingers crossed that we will do even better in the next round.’

The winners were due to be announced today.