F1 in Schools in Singapore
A team of Invicta and Wilmington Boys Grammar School students are competing in the FI in Schools Final in Singapore.
Mrs Woolley, who is accompanying the "Cyclone Racing" team sent us a report from the end of the week.
“We have had a fabulous time at the F1 World Finals Competition. The students have been involved in a variety of team work activities throughout the past five days. On Tuesday, we had a cultural crafts day with toy-making, costumes, henna painting, batik and Japanese painting. The workshops provided students with plenty to do whilst the judges finalised their decisions.
On Wednesday, we were treated to a trip around Universal Studios, where despite the torrential rain, had an exciting time. Later in the evening, we attended the awards dinner, where VIPs from F1 in Schools joined us for the prize-giving. Alas, we missed out on the prizes. However, the good news is that we were ranked 14th, which is such a huge achievement when you consider the standard of all the 47 teams involved. So we will be leaving Singapore feeling proud and with heads held high.
Today, the official after party will take place and a visit to the Grand Prix track is also on the schedule.
Congratulations to Union Racing International who won the coveted Bernie Ecclestone Trophy.
The FI in Schools website reported: “Union Racing International, an F1 in Schools collaboration team representing Germany and USA, made F1 in Schools history today when they were crowned F1 in Schools World Champions 2015, the first time that a collaboration team has achieved the ultimate accolade of this global education initiative. The team also put their name in the record books when they broke the F1 in Schools track record, taking it under one second for the first time, with their car recording a time of 0.959 seconds in its fastest race.”
Well done to Leah Pattison, Eoin Hunt and Astha Gurung who represented Invicta Grammar School in the competition.