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On Wednesday 9th July our Y10 Young Engineers team went to Darley Moor race circuit to compete against eighteen other Stoke on Trent schools. The eleven students took their electric race car that they have spent 9 months designing and making and spent over 3 hours behind the wheel against fierce competition. The car performed faultlessly all day despite other teams breaking down and having to be towed off the track.
 
The competition was set up by KMF in order to inspire young engineers and to find the most talented and gifted students. Various prizes were given during the day but
the most important prize was for the ‘Young Engineer of The Year’.
 
A big thankyou must go to our sonsors - EMR (emrgroup.com) who, without their help and generosity, we wouldn't have been able to achieve what we did. Dave Powell, Paul Bodkin and Emma Rimmer from EMR all helped in various ways over the 9 month duration of the project and were all there on the day to cheer on the team and offer their support. There was also a lot of help from various EMR employees that helped the team to finish the fibre glass shell they made for the vehicle and also source materials.
 
Also, massive congratulations go to Jamie Whelan for taking second place. As the whole project had been an enormous team effort all eleven students won an iPad each and a medal which was presented to them by Jason Bradbury from Channel 5’s Gadget Show.
 
Congratulations to the whole team and we’re glad that all their hard work and effort paid off!