media/page_content/Website image of pressure point.jpgThe efforts of the Pressure Point team from Neale-Wade Community College, March were rewarded with victory at the Central England Regional Finals held yesterday during the Design and Technology with ICT Education Show at the NEC in Birmingham. The team won both the 11-14 age category, and the Overall Winners crown at the regional event and have earned their place to race in the UK National Finals to be held at Autosport International Show in January next year.

 

The aspiring F1 engineers, created a miniature Formula One car, which they raced along a 20 metre track against competitors from across the region. The team also won the race to be fastest car of the day, by securing the quickest time in the D-Type category with a time of 1.224 seconds. The Pressure Point team for the F1 in Schools Technology Challenge consisted of Martyn Bulbrook, Digby Chapell, Kieran Oldroyd and Lewis Sindle.

 

Martyn Bulbrook the Team Manager for Pressure Point commented after their win, “It feels great to have won here today, I think our high level of team work has set us apart from everyone else. Now we are through to the National Finals, we think we will work on our pit display to make it jazzier, but apart from that we say bring it on! We are ready for the next step of the competition.”

 

The sister team from Neale-Wade, Team Inferno won the Innovative Thinking Award at the event, after impressing the judges with development of a wind tunnel for their car. The Inferno Team consisted of, Clinton Elkin, Daniel Holder and James Huggins.       

 

The Mach 1 Team from Lutterworth College in Leicestershire won the 14-16 age category at the regional event and have also earned their place to race in the UK National Finals. Joining them at the National Finals will be the Terminator Team from Harris School in Rugby who won the Best Rookie team award.

 

The efforts of the Valley Speed Racers from Valley School in Nottingham were rewarded with the award for Best Engineered Car. The Sulky Skulls from Selly Park Technology College in Brimingham took home the award for the Best Team Identity, whilst Team Griffin from Bournville School took home the Sponsorship and Marketing Award.

 

To find out more about the D&T with ICT Education Show please visit there website by clicking here.

 

The efforts of the Pressure Point team from Neale-Wade Community College, March were rewarded with victory at the Central England Regional Finals held at the NEC in Birmingham. The team won the 11-14 age category and the Overall Winners title...

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