Congratulations to Lower Sixth student, Cameron Poulter, who recently won the BAE Systems ‘Tempest’ competition.

BAE Systems is the UK’s largest defence company. It is one of a handful of organisations working towards an ambitious goal to create a future combat air system. The vision of the British-led project is to build ‘Tempest’, a futuristic fighter jet set to fly from 2035!

The BAE competition was open to children of various ages. It called upon scientists and engineers of the future to think outside of the box to help design the Tempest aircraft. The brief for the 16-18 year category was to design a pilot health monitoring system. The design had to take into account ergonomics, size and integrated monitoring systems within the cockpit and the pilot’s clothing.

Entries were judged by a panel of expert engineers. Cameron won a £50 Amazon voucher for the college. He also received a fantastic Tempest BAE Systems goody bag!

Cameron, who studies Further Maths, Physics and 3D Design at Carmel, said: “I followed design processes and skills utilised in Physics at Carmel College. It was also a great opportunity to use the foundation skills of 3D Design and layout skills from Graphics. I combined these skills with some wider reading into flight technologies to produce an annotated 2D sketch of integrated pilot monitoring systems and how they could be used.

“I thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the competition and definitely think BAE systems is a fantastic company to partner with to push educational boundaries.”

Well done to Cameron for this fantastic achievement!

Find out more about Tempest here