The Formula 1 in Schools competition final was held at the University of Bolton’s National Centre for Motorsport Engineering (NCME). School pupils designed, built and raced their own F1 car as part of an exciting project to find the engineers of the future. Encouraging youngsters to learn and give them a head start, should they wish to study the STEM subject at university.

Using the latest computer software to design the car, the vehicles were created out of a foam block in a Computer Numerical Control machine, with other components produced by a 3D printer. CO2 cartridges were used to propel their creations along a 20 metre track in under one and a half seconds!

The overall champions in the Professional Class at the North West final were the all-girl ‘Team Nebula’, from Sandbach High School. The University of Bolton presented the team with a surprise cheque for £1,000 and offered each member of the team a £3,000 scholarship should they study engineering at UoB.

The girls’ teacher Kevin Gornall said: “This is unbelievable. The university has been amazing – to get money and the scholarship offer as well is beyond our wildest dreams. It has been a fantastic day.”

AWARDS:

  • Entry Class: Fastest Car – Team Celer Bullets, Cheadle Hulme High School
  • Development Class: Fastest Car – Team Ouragan Platine, The Nelson Tomlinson School
  • Professional Class: Fastest Car – Team Nebula, Sandbach High School
  • Star Quality: Portfolio Award – Team Proto-Anic Racing, Calday Grange Grammar School
  • Star Quality: Pit Display Award – Team Yellow Bullets, UTC Bolton
  • Star Quality: Presentation Award – Team HIVE, Parkside School
  • Star Quality: Team Identity Award – TEAM HIVE, Hope Valley College
  • Star Quality: Research and Development Award – Team Orange Justice, Team Energy and Team HIVE, Parkside School
  • Star Quality: Sponsorship and Marketing Award – Team Proto-Anic Racing, Calday Grange Grammar School
  • Entry Class: Best Engineered Car – Team Rapid Performance, Mount St Joseph RC School
  • Development Class: Best Engineered Car – Team Ouragan Platine, The Nelson Tomlinson School
  • Professional Class: Best Engineered Car – Team Nebula, Sandbach High School
  • Entry Class: Future Stars Award – Team The Arrow, The Nelson Tomlinson School
  • Entry Class: Regional Champions- Team Rapid Performance, Mount St Joseph RC School
  • Development Class: 3rd Place – Team HVC, Hope Valley College
  • Development Class: 2nd Place – Team HIVE, Hope Valley College
  • Development Class: Champions – Team Ouragan Platine, The Nelson Tomlinson School
  • Professional Class: 2nd Place – Team Proto-Anic, Calday Grange Grammar School
  • Professional Class: Champions – Team Nebula, Sandbach High School

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