F1 in Schools - Regional Final Success
Six students from Invicta Grammar School have been successful in the London and South East regional final of the Formula 1 in Schools Competition. Their team “Stealth” performed well in many elements of the judging on the day and although unfortunately not winning the heat itself, they were triumphant winning the award for “Best Sponsorship and Marketing” shown by a team.
In preparation for the regional final the team designed and produced a small scale Formula 1 car, created a twenty page portfolio to document the development of the “Stealth” brand and the production of the car and organised a pit display to be used to communicate to the judges who the team were, where their sponsorship had come from and information about their car. Designing and making the car involved using complicated computer aided design software, computer aided manufacture machinery and precision hand work.
On the day of the regional final the team had to face judging of; the performance of their car (how fast it could complete the racing straight but also how well it had been manufactured to meet the strict rules of the competition), a verbal presentation given by all team members, an engineering talk and scrutiny of their portfolio and pit display.
Last year’s team, “6th Gear” experienced success gaining the award of “best rookie team” and progressing through to the national final. Team “Stealth” may not have progressed quite so far but they have definitely shown that Invicta Grammar is a serious competitor in this prestigious, worldwide competition.
Thank you to Ms Parsons for taking the students to this event and for her support for this project.