Hovercraft challenge for young Portsmouth engineers

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YOUNG people have been building and racing different types of hovercraft.

The group of 15 young people aged between 11 and 16, took part in a free session organised by the University of Portsmouth’s Up for It club.

After designing and building working hovercraft, the youngsters went head to head in a Hovercraft Grand Prix time trial to find the fastest craft.

Dr Nick Savage, principal lecturer from the school of engineering, said: ‘Developing creative solutions to practical challenges is the fundamental work of an engineer and it is great for these young people to have a glimpse at this by completing workshops like designing, constructing and racing hovercraft.’

Another workshop run by the university will take place on Wednesday for people interested in being part of the world of TV.

Called ‘Lights, Camera, Action’, it offers students the chance to work in a real TV studio as a camera operator, director or presenter.

To find out more visit upforitclub.org.uk