Team Vortex_ at F1 in Schools National Final
Team Vortex_ arrived home on Thursday night after two very tough days of competition at the F1 in Schools Competition at Silverstone race course.
The team, Dan, Alif, Richard, Rowan, Idris & Henry, worked incredibly hard to ensure that each part of the competition was prepared for thoroughly. The boys have worked for nearly a year to prepare their team identity, engineering of cars and collection of sponsorship to ensure that they could compete against the other schools in both the regional & national finals.
The whole school got behind Team Vortex_ as Youtube showed live streaming of the final throughout the day. It was encouraging for the boys to know that their hard work could be seen throughout the school and that they were supported by both juniors and seniors!
After an incredibly tense knockout round, which saw Rowan achieve the fastest reaction time and race of the day, we were sadly knocked out after the scores from both days were added together and averaged.
Team Vortex_ achieved 5th place overall, but sadly missed out on a trip to Texas to compete in the world final!
The DT Department would like to thank the boys, their parents, sponsors, SJC and Mr Steve Lane for all their help and support throughout this process and we hope that this experience has spurred the boys on to careers in engineering and perhaps a chance to try again next year! Go Team Vortex_!
We are incredibly proud of your achievements!
Mr Moody & Mrs Crowley-Davies
21 April 2016
Senior School News