Hello everyone, Maisie here again! It's great to get back into things now that my exams are over. I'm looking forward to working on my section of the competition once more.
This week we are on our Easter break but that doesn't mean we are stopping! Issac and myself had a meeting with our industry professional, Marcus Orlovsky, to work on our individual presentation skills which was then followed by a team meeting to collate everything we have learnt from these sessions. The rest of the team were also given areas to work on in regards to their presentation skills in separate meetings so bringing everything we had learned together was very helpful.
I have realised that I need to be a bit more energetic and “waffle” less when it comes to presenting as this can take up quite a bit of presentation time. We also presented to our headteacher in order to gain an outside opinion of our presentation. We feel that it's important to present to as many different people as possible to get different perspectives and pointers for us to work on. Hopefully you can do the same!
Javier and Tom have also been busy testing the car and have sent our final wheel designs off to BAE Systems as they are manufacturing them for us. The next thing to do will be to get a start on our portfolios as we have been so busy focussing on other aspects. When we made our first portfolios and presentations it took us forever, however as time has gone on we can build on previous documents which takes less time than starting from scratch - there's a good tip for anyone going into their second season!
Hopefully everyone's enjoying a nice rest from school over the Easter period and are coping well with being back at school!
UP NEXT: Will Javier and Tom manage to get the cars finished and ready for the Regional finals?