Hi everyone! It’s Javier back with an update on the car and other bits and bobs. It’s getting close to the submission deadline for the regional finals so we are very busy but also very excited. It seems so long since Eclipse competed at an event!
We recently finished manufacturing our car which now just needs a lot of tricky ‘decal application,’ we are now regretting the new graphics design for the car! Getting to this point has not been easy, there have been many things going wrong. Our biggest problem came after assembling the parts, the car was overweight! So, we decided to put it on an intensive diet. We managed to print some of our components in a different material quick enough to get them on in time, phew!
Some good news is that we have finally finished our Verbal Presentation! Working with a presentation coach, Marcus Orlovsky, we hope that we have improved enough to improve our marks in this section. Obviously it was still very difficult to produce as the team are in different bubbles and cannot be together to film. I am sure you have all found interesting ways to produce yours and look forward to hopefully seeing them.
Now the sad news, the F1 in Schools World Finals Trophy had to go back to Denford this week so that the 2020(21) World Champions can be given the great prize. It was truly an honour to have it at school after our predecessor at Queen Elizabeth’s, Evolve UK, won the competition in 2019. It was a remarkable achievement and seeing it every day was a reminder of what is possible. We hope to bring it back to our school one day...
Now we need to focus on finalising our portfolios as well as the Pit presentation which are all underway. Tom and I have Year 12 AS-Level Mock Exams soon, but Maisie and Evie have finally finished their Year 11 exams so we will pass the baton to them to pick up the extra work.
UP NEXT: Find out how we are doing in the final run up to the submission deadline with Maisie...
Hello everyone, Maisie here, I hope you have had a good week at school and enjoyed the vlogs both Javier and I have posted recently. It is getting closer to the submission deadline - finally! This can be a stressful time and I am sure we are all feeling anxious about. We thought it may help if we wrote our plan for the rest of the time and see if it may give you some ideas of where you are in relation to it.
The first thing we are getting out of the way is the verbal presentation, it is being recorded and edited this weekend.. Getting this completed now means we have more time to focus on portfolios and the pit display work, not forgetting the car build!
Working alongside our sponsors Guardian Displays on the pit has made this season's display better than ever and hopefully it should be completed soon. We just need to double check our graphics for typos and alignment of images. This may seem minor but is worth doing, it is a poor representation of the team if people spot errors on this.
Our portfolios are getting there and are going to be finalised next week along with our car, again, it is important to leave plenty of time to check spelling and layout, this improves the judges overall first impression of your work.
If you have any questions feel free to email or contact us via social media (@eclipseqe), we don’t pretend to have all the answers and enjoy learning from you guys too!
UP NEXT: Javier has a story to tell about putting our car on a diet as well as an update on the final car build and portfolios.
Hello, it's Javier! I'm back this week to update you all on the car in the form of another video with Tom, our Manufacturing Engineer. I hope you enjoy watching!
UP NEXT: Maisie will be back with an update on our Pit Display...
Hello, it's Maisie! It's been a while since we've given a face-to-face update so here it is. I've brought Evie and Isaac along with me for the vlog so you guys can finally meet everyone on the team. I hope you enjoy!
UP NEXT: Javier will be back to give an update on our progress and whether or not himself and Tom have finished making the cars...