Fourteen teams of students from local schools put their wits and skills to the test at The Warwick School in Redhill in an inter-schools challenge.

The teams of Year 7 pupils competed in the three-part event organised by The Warwick School in Noke Drive as part of its Specialist Technology College initiatives programme.

One of the rounds saw the students given just one hour to make a timed light switch from a bag full of odd bits and pieces.

They also took part in a science quiz and a maths relay.

With a team from St Bede’s School leading the field in the first two rounds, a strong score in the final Maths Relay round by one of the Warwick School’s teams moved them into first place over-all for the whole event.

The other schools that took part were Oakwood School , Reigate School and Royal Alexandra and Albert School.

Rotary Club member and engineer John Widdas, from Cubic Transportation, who judged the event, said: “It was great to see all of these bright and enthusiastic students from five different secondary schools come together and compete so enthusiastically in this event.

“I saw some great skills, ideas and determination coming from these young people and congratulate them all on taking part.”