Presby Boys SHS (Legon) wins Model Bridge contest

Bridge Competition SHS 1

Bridge Competition SHS 1

The Presbyterian Boys Senior High School (SHS), Legon, has emerged winners of the 2017 edition of the Model Bridge contest.

The civil engineering challenge involved the designing of a model bridge with wood, strings, glue and other materials.

Dubbed “Building bridges-connecting people” the initiative by Knight Piesold (KP) Consulting sought to heighten the interest of science students attending public SHS in civil engineering.

The team from “Legon PRESEC,” beat four other teams to win a projector, its screen and laminator as its prize.

Achimota SHS, Accra Girls SHS, Aburi Girls SHS and Nungua SHS, placed second, third, fourth and fifth respectively.

In that order, they received a projector and a projector screen; a 40 inch plasma television and a laminator; a 40 inch plasma television, and a 30 inch plasma television.

During the competition held in Accra, each team displayed its bridge and made a presentation after which the best was selected based on efficiency, aesthetics, design and creativity.

Mr Jeffrey Coffin, Regional Manager for KP Consulting, West Africa, told the Ghanaian Times the competition was in line with the company’s corporate social responsibility of providing skills training for students.

He said through the initiative students had learnt team work, problem solving and concept development which would go a long way to help those who are interested in becoming engineers in the future.

Commending the students for the show of unique skills, he disclosed that subsequent editions would be more challenging to tickle the creativity of the students.

Madam Ama Nketiah, Senior Project Engineer at KP Consulting said that the company’s aim was to reach out to the next generation of engineers and teach them about the fundamentals of the profession.

She noted that the participating students have had their capacity enhanced to actualise the many dimensions of science learned in class into a practical civil engineering design.

“The initiative since its introduction has received positive feedbacks and would therefore encourage participating students to pursue various engineering programmes in the universities,” she said.

 

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