Our Year 9 engineers left feeling motivated and encouraged after an exhilarating workshop at MechSpace UCL, in preparation for the illustrious F1 in Schools Challenge.

The Challenge encompasses all STEM subjects and inspires students to discover more about design, manufacture, branding, sponsorship, marketing and finance strategies while building on teamwork and leadership skills.

Those who enter the competition are presented with the task of designing a miniature F1 car, which will eventually, and most excitingly be launched by a gas canister down a track at high speed.

Last Friday’s workshop focused on model testing, car design, CNC machining, 3D printing and alternative forms of manufacturing.

Pupils were also delighted to meet previous competition winners, along with UCL Professors and competition judges.

The highlight of the day was at the testing workshop, in which pupils were able to analyse their individual reaction times by racing model cars down an official competition track, with cars reaching up to 75km/hr.

The RMS group were thrilled with the result of having the best reaction times of the day!

Pupils also enjoyed the design workshop, where they were coached through a fusion tutorial by a previous champion and were able to discuss important aspects of their own designs.

Our enthusiastic team are preparing to enter the F1 in Schools UK Regional Competition at the beginning of 2024, and we wish them the very best of luck!