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The Buoys – National Champions!

Supported by Babcock’s commitment to helping develop future marine engineers through the Subs in Schools Technology Challenge, the team from Brighton Secondary School – The Buoys – competed in the Schools National Final in December 2019.

They were thrilled to be named National Champions, adding to their existing title of State Champions, and winning several awards and a couple of trophies for their submarine:

– Best Engineering CAD
– Best Team Verbal Presentation
– Best Team Marketing
– Best Engineered
– Best Manufactured
– Best Team Trade Display

During three days of tough competition, The Buoys acknowledged there were moments that tested their teamwork, but also moments that displayed the true ‘bro-ship’ they’ve developed throughout their journey.

The Buoys said they had a fantastic experience with all the other teams and enjoyed being judged by industry, an experience enabled by the ongoing mentoring and sponsorship they’ve received from Babcock.

Subs in Schools is a collaboration between REA, the Department of Defence and industry stakeholders, which allows students to explore the complex challenges of maritime engineering and hydrodynamics using coding and electronics as they design and build operational submarines and ROVs.

Photo: Subs in Schools National Champions – The Buoys

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