Students from Yavneh College in Borehamwood came third in Weizmann Institute's safe cracking competition

Borehamwood Times: The team from Yavneh The team from Yavneh

Students from a Borehamwood school will be heading to Israel to test their science and safe cracking skills against pupils from all over the world.

Year 12 students from Yavneh College in Hillside Avenue came third in a competition to design a safe that can be opened by solving two physics riddles.

Safes had to keep their peers stumped for at least ten minutes but be opened by their creators in less than five minutes in the competition at the UCL Academy in Swiss Cottage on Sunday.

The winners were chosen by physics experts Michael Levant and Yuval Vardi from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel and Professor Herbert Huppert from the University of Cambridge.

Yavneh’s World Cup table football-themed contribution earned them a travel grant to enable them to participate in the International Safe Cracking Tournament at the Weizmann Institute.

Trinity School in Croydon came first with their hook-a-duck safe, closely followed by Dulwich College, whose safe used steam.

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