A TEAM of award-winning students from Barrow came up with an innovative way to measure the volume inside a submarine's ballast tanks.

Talented A Level students from Barrow Sixth Form College scooped the prestigious People’s Choice award at the Education Engineering Scheme event held at Teesside University.

The six-strong team travelled to the North East to take part in a Celebration and Achievement Day.

The Engineering Education Scheme is a six-month programme which links teams of first-year sixth formers with local engineering companies where they work on scientific, engineering and technology projects.

The college was linked with BAE Systems and tasked with finding a solution to measure the volume of liquid in a submarine fluid tank as the submarine rolls and pitches.

The students from Barrow who took part were Katie Pugh, Brandon Yung, Marcus Salisbury, Jason Pollock, Cameron Pollock and Harry Smith.

Scott Massara, chemistry tutor at Barrow Sixth Form, took the students to the event and said he was very proud of their achievements.

“This is a massive achievement for the team and recognition of the hard work and skills they have brought to this complex challenge,” he said.

The Engineering Education Scheme provides students with in-depth experience in science, engineering and technology that will enable them to make an informed decision about their future studies and career.