A children’s design competition organised by the Institute of Engineering and Transport within the Malta College for Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST) in March 2021, has attracted around 100 entries. The design competition was aimed toward primary school children in Years 4, 5, and 6. To participate, students had to design the colour scheme for the body and wings of a Piper Seneca aeroplane.
The colour schemes of the winning entry will be spray painted on an actual Piper Seneca aeroplane at MCAST. This work will be carried out by students following the Diploma in Automotive Repair at the Institute of Engineering and Transport.
Each entry was evaluated according to three different criteria – originality, presentation, and feasibility. The evaluators took into consideration the practical aspect in transferring the colour scheme into an actual life sized aeroplane.
The winning entry was that of Elise Schembri, attending Year 4 at the Gozo College Rabat Primary. The winner and the fiver runner ups where presented with a token during an awards event at the College.