R12 Race Day – Monday 22nd January
On Monday 22nd January, nine R12 teams competed against each other in order to achieve first place overall. Due to the extremely high standards of all the teams, we had two teams that came joint first; Team Infinity and Evolution.
Team Infinity came first in the car scrutineering, achieving 130 out of 140 and their pit display demonstrated a professional and informative approach.
Evolution came first in the verbal presentations, impressing the judges with their infectious humour and energetic speech.
Both teams have three weeks to improve on certain areas within the marking criteria and will be presenting again to our reigning Welsh champions, Vortex_. The winning team will then represent St John’s college at the F1 regional finals at Cardiff City Stadium on 2nd March 2018.
We would like to thank all the pupils who were involved for their enthusiasm and dedication to the task. The DT department and many other teachers, including the Senior Leadership Team, were really impressed with the knowledge that the teams displayed. Well done!
As a department, we encourage R12 to continue their journey as a team and compete in the development class next year. We accommodate this during Tuesday lunchtimes and all children are welcome to attend. Their F1 experience shouldn’t stop here!
A little more about the F1 in Schools…
F1 in Schools competition involves a team of students designing and manufacturing CO2-powered model racing cars using sophisticated computer-aided design software and computer aided manufacture techniques (CAD/CAM).
Schools can involve as many pupils as they wish and can enter three teams of up to six students in the Wales regional finals. Each pupil is assigned a role within the team. Teams are encouraged to raise sponsorship and are involved in all stages of the process of designing and making the model car, including a series of wind tunnel tests. The cars are raced along a 20-metre track at speeds of around 60mph!
Teams are assessed on the speed of the car, promotional materials, displays showing their design process and a verbal presentation.The winners of the Welsh regional finals then compete at the UK national final for the opportunity to represent Wales at the World finals.
26 January 2018
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