Pupils scooped first prize in an international technology competition.
A team from Norden High School in Rishton designed, developed and tested a miniature vehicle.
After the model successfully ran along a test track the pupils from Norden were told they were the winners by judges at the annual Rotary International / BAE Systems Technology Tournament.
More than 100 schools had taken part in the event at ten regional centres throughout the north west.
The local Blackburn with Darwen, Hyndburn and Ribble Valley tournament took place at The Hollins Technology College, Accrington with 11 schools participating.
Competition bosses said this year’s challenge was to help reduce pollution by designing, building and testing a prototype vehicle, powered solely by a 200g weight.
The vehicle had then to travel as far as was possible along a 1.5 metre track.
For the more advanced teams, an incline was introduced on the test track.
The vehicle also had to pass under a bridge, limiting the drop height for the weight and involving the principles of gearing via pulleys.
Norden High School technology teacher Dave Price said the school was “thrilled” with the outcome.
He said: “We are absolutely thrilled to win. It was a fantastic day. The teachers got involved in the event too. I have been involved the last eight or nine years. The objective was to make a vehicle to run along a test track, a small vehicle, about 400 millimetres high.
“And I guess we did it well. The kids who didn’t win were pleased for the kids that did. It was a great event. We don’t usually win a lot of stuff but this was great, considering who we were up against. We are very honoured to have been involved.”
Mount Carmel High School and St Christopher’s High School, both Accrington, were runners-up in the Foundation and Intermediate sections respectively.
The event was organised by Rotary Clubs from across East Lancashire. Chief Judge, Rotarian George Blenkinship, commented on the high standard of entries this year with, what was, a very challenging project.
Rotarian Blenkinship thanked Hollins Technology College for, once again, hosting the event.