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Hannah’s new ‘flying cheetah’ drone scoops national competition

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Hannah’s new ‘flying cheetah’ drone scoops national competition thumbnailFourtowns Primary School pupil, Hannah McFarland, pictured receiving her prizes and £1,000 cheque for her school, from Henry Killworth, CAA Spokesman and Av Raichura, Communications Manager for Amazon Prime Air.

FOURTOWNS primary school pupil Hannah McFarland has scooped top prize in a national 'design a drone' competition.
The competition, run by Amazon and the UK Civil Aviation Authority, garnered over 1,700 entries, raising awareness of how to fly drones safely and the potential benefits of the technology
Hannah was awarded the top spot for designing her 'Flying Cheetah drone', which would be used by forest rangers to protect cheetahs and other wildlife.
As the national winner selected from the 12 regional finalists, Hannah will travel to the Amazon Prime Air Lab in Cambridge where her design will be exhibited for a year.
The successful young engineers were awarded their prizes in a special ceremony during a school assembly.
Winning students took home gift baskets of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) prizes.
The first place regional winner also earned a cash donation of £1,000 for her school in Ahoghill, to be spent on in-school STEM resources.
*Read the full story in this week's Ballymena Guardian

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