Schools compete for F1 prize

No fewer than 22 schools across Britain entered a recent competition to design an F1-style car, using CAD/CAM software. The resulting machinery was on display last week at the Olympia exhibition centre in London. The competition was backed by Jaguar. Other sponsors included the Campaign to Promote Engineering, an organization dedicated to encouraging youngsters to go into the British engineering industry.

The top prize went to Ramsey Abbey High School, ahead of runners-up St Josephs College and the Archbishop Temple School. The award for the fastest car went to Hodgson High School, while Featherstone High School won the outstanding achievement award, the Coleraine Academic Institute won the award for marketing and sponsorship and Trinity House won the award for the best engineered car. There were also awards for different age categories with the 16 and over prize going to Carrickfergus Grammar School; the 14-16 award to Glengormley High School and the 11-13 prize going to ADT College.

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