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...