Hornby sponsored the first-ever Junior Engineering Challenge which took place at the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford.
Hannah O’Toole, Hornby’s marketing and communications manager, and Red Arrows senior engineer squadron leader Peter Searle presented Corgi Vulcan models to the overall winners of the Junior Engineers tackle challenge. The winners were Catherine and Chloe from Bibury C of E Primary School.
The Junior Engineering Challenge, organised by the RAF Charitable Trust in collaboration with STEM Works, asked the engineers of the future to design and build a vehicle to travel 5m in the fastest time, using a propeller or balloon as the means of propulsion.
Hornby also had a stand in the Techno Zone at RIAT showcasing its new Battle of Britain inspired collection of Airfix and Corgi model sets; a Ready for Battle Set and a 75th anniversary gift set featuring Heinkel, Messerschmitt, Supermarine Spitfire and Hawker Hurricane 1:72 models.