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Stratstone Tyneside BMW have again partnered up with pupils from Bothal Middle School, Ashington, to embark on an exciting technical design project.

Pupils were tasked with a brief to design a BMW suitable for moon travel, in-keeping with the school's 2015 'Lunar Challenge' theme.

The pupils worked on their designs in teams of four, each project innovative and well-detailed. One design even included the signature Hofmeister kink, an automotive design feature seen mostly on BMW models. So many good entries meant it was a close-run competition, and after much deliberation the winning team was announced as Team SCC in front of the 52 parents attending the finals night.

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The five-strong team were delighted with their victory and were each presented with a remote control BMW i8 and individually designed BMW trophies.

The Bothal Middle School Principal's Award for the best portfolio was awarded to team Top Dog, who were also awarded with their own set of K'nex kits.

David Guy, Head of Business at Stratstone Tyneside BMW, commented: "The design project is a yearly initiative which Bothal students enter enthusiastically. We were over the moon with the high standard of entries and the kids went to a great deal of effort which made judging tough for our panel. The enthusiasm of the teams was infectious and it has been an absolute pleasure to work with Bothal Middle School once again."

Congratulations once again to all the pupils involved and we are already looking forward to setting next year's challenge!