F1 in Schools Regional Final at Swansea Waterfront Museum
On Wednesday 4th February, St John’s College was represented by three excellent teams at the F1 in Schools Regional Final. The 16 pupils have been working really hard on all of the elements of the competition since September. This included learning how to use CAD software (Autodesk Inventor) to follow detailed specifications and make the model F1 car. Team Elements were in the younger Bloodhound category and quickly mastered the complicated software. In addition, all teams were required to produce a design portfolio, seek sponsorship, make a verbal presentation and set up an exhibition of their team’s contribution.
The day went really well with all pupils conducting themselves superbly. Team Vortex produced the fastest car of the day but were not allowed to progress to the National final because of a minor infringement of the specification – 3.9 grammes underweight! Team Swift produced a fantastic display and obtained remarkable sponsorship due to the efforts of team captain Richard D-S.
We are already thinking about next year’s competition and the teams will be seeking further sponsorship so that they can make an improved car and hopefully make the World Finals. It is estimated that there are currently 28,000 pupils taking part around the world in this year’s competition with the final to be held in Singapore in October.
The Design Technology department would like to thank all of our sponsors and the pupils who have contributed this year.
Mr Moody, Miss Goulden, Mrs Crowley Davies.
Team Swift were represented by Richard D-S, Tom M, Oliver B, Olivia M, Charles B and Rowan D.
Team Vortex were represented by Daniel S, Alif A, Henry J and Idris K.
Team Elements were represented by Madeline C, Genevieve A, Jacob V, Dominic O, Owen S and Benjamin A.
4 February 2015
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