media/page_content/Ballycastle winners.jpgBallycastle High School, Antrim took victory with their team 'Formula Extreme' at the Northern Ireland Regional Finals held on Friday at Ulster Folk and Transport Museum in Holywood. The School scooped the 11-14 Age Group title, the race to be the Fastest R-Type car as well as the Overall Winners crown at the regional event and have now 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 Formula Extreme team for the F1 in Schools Technology Challenge consisted of Meghan McMullan, Craig Henry, Scott Horner, Daniel Jamieson, Jordanne Kane and Claire Kennedy.

 

Also joining Team Formula Extreme at the National Finals are 'Team DNA' from Ashfield Boys High School in Belfast who won the 14-19 Age Group category. The Team DNA students were Matthew Wightman, Mark Earney, Stephen Hamilton, Daniel Skelton and Gerald Taulo. The final team through to the National Finals are '2 Fast 4 U', from Royal Belfast Academical Institute School in Belfast, after they scooped the award for Best Rookie Team. Team 2 Fast 4 U included Samuel Millar, Lee Mason, Tomas McCleave, Philip McComiskey, Conor Rankin, and Duncan Wells.

 

Formula One, with its headline-hitting excitement, controversy, glitz and glamour, has been the catalyst to introduce thousands of students to the world of engineering and open their eyes to the opportunities that the industry offers. It is an industry that is sorely lacking new talent, from product designers to mechanical engineers and many other key skills. The Formula One in Schools Technology Challenge is proving that engineering can be an attractive proposition for students, presenting the discipline in an engaging, relevant and appealing competitive environment. Now in its eighth year, the multi-disciplined F1 in Schools Challenge has attracted growing numbers of students, with schools recognising its value in encouraging the study of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Ballycastle High School, Antrim took victory with their team ‘Formula Extreme’ at the Northern Ireland Regional Finals held on Friday at Ulster Folk and Transport Museum in Holywood. The School scooped the 11-14 Age Group title...

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