On Friday 9th March a number of year 8 and year 9 pupils took part the South Wales Final of the F1 in Schools competition.

Our ‘Entry’ level team ‘Firefish’ won the awards for the ‘Fastest car’ and the ‘Best Pit Display’ Well done to: Aditi Bhor, Grace Johnson, Ethan Hughes, Ffion Hogancamp and Lucy John.

Our ‘Development’ team ‘Swordfish’ won the ‘Fastest Car’ and ‘Best Engineered Car’ for their category. Well done to: William Bryce, Daniel Thompson, Luke Yates, William Howell and Llewys Hall.

The additional ‘Development’ team ‘Fireflys’, won the award for most ‘Innovative solution’ and were overall champions for their class.  Well done to: Luke Davis, Owen Whiffin, Archie Faulkner-Lerway and Lewis Blower. This team qualified to compete in the National Final at Silverstone held on Monday 19th March.

To win 6 awards in this competition is a huge achievement. The pupils involved have all put in a huge amount of effort and have been working on their projects since September, They should be very proud of their achievements. As well as their success they were also great ambassadors for our school.

To win six awards in this competition is a huge achievement and they have certainly seen their hard work since September rewarded. Well done and congratulations to all of those students involved.

On Monday 19th March the team of year 9’s competed at the F1 National Final held in Silverstone. The ‘Fireflys’ (Team members: Lewis Blower, Owen Whiffin, Archie Faulkner-Lerway and Luke Davis) once again showed their talent. Despite not winning the overall event and not reaching the World Final in Singapore, they exhibited their designs and marketing skills through a series of presentations and racing and were rewarded with the ‘Judges Recommendation’ award for their overall performance    and quality. They put a huge amount of effort in to this competition and even had to redesign and rebuild their car within a week! Well done to you all!

There is a YouTube clip of the days racing – (Go to 1:32:38)

There is also another clip of the Awards ceremony – (Go to 53:34)