A SCHOOL from South Woodham Ferrers joined more than 60 pupils in a challenge to build and fly quadcopters.

Raytheon’s Quadcopter Challenge, now in its fourth year, teaches Essex school pupils how to build and fly fully operational quadcopters, or smaller versions of helicopters.

Pupils from William de Ferrers school attended the competition in Harlow on November 16 with more than a dozen other schools.

The contest saw Raytheon ambassadors teach local pupils how to build and fly a fully operational, remotely piloted quadcopter before going on to compete in a series of intricate flying challenges designed to test speed, agility and accuracy.

Contestants were also assessed on creativity and engineering skill with Hitchin Boys’ School taking the victory.