The team pictured with Mr Clemmett

Stars of the future

Well done to Ryan Spinks, Benn Bott, Bailey England ‘The Terminators’, year 9 students from Hanson School who took part in the F1 in Schools which is an international STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) competition for school children in which groups of 3–6 students have to design and manufacture a miniature "car" out of the official F1 Model Block using CAD/CAM design tools. This was the team's first time in the competition and competed in the Entry Class level of the F1 school competition at STREM Learning Centre at York University. They were competing against schools from the West Yorkshire & Humberside region. This is the first time Hanson School has entered the competition where students Research, Design, Manufacture and Race a model F1 style race car. On the day they had to set up a pit area to display their racing team brand, race against the clock with other teams and give a verbal presentation to judges who later quoted the team had “smashed it” in their presentation.

The boys went on to win the best Verbal Presentation for the Entry Class and the Future Stars award being cited by the judges as potential national final and potential world finalists. For the race they managed to record the second fastest time in class and are now developing the car and the team brand to enter and win the Development Class next year. They are looking out for further sponsorship from local companies in Bradford to support their need for material resources as well as technical support and if you are a company involved with Graphic branding and promotion or involved with high tech engineering and race car aerodynamics you may well get a call from The Terminators.

More information about the F1 in School Competition