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Wainstalls, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX2 7TE


Wainstalls School

Together We Can

F1 in Schools Jaguar Challenge 2015


The F1 Challenge takes place regionally, national and internationally every year. It hopes to change the perceptions of science, technology and engineering by creating a fun and exciting learning environment for young people to develop their skills in these areas. 

Two teams from Wainstalls initially took part in a three month training process at school. Then, using new software and technology, they designed, built and promoted their miniature Formula 1 car. The car itself was made from card and cut out on a specialist piece of equipment (a Cameo Cutter) that has been purchased by the school.

On Wednesday 18th March, the 'Mighty Minions' and 'Red Devils' represented the school in the West Yorkshire regional finals. We are very proud of their achievements, not only on the day (see below) but also for their hard work and determination over the past three months. We would also like to thank their families for helping with sponsorship and support throughout the project.




Mighty Minions (Maddy, Billy, Abigail & Libby)

1st place in the 'Additional Task' - Mr Riddlesden was particularly proud of this award as it showcased their skills using Silhouette Studio and proved that they had really got to grips with the hardware. 

They also won 4 out 4 races which relied on having a combination of both a fast car and excellent reaction times. Well done!


Red Devils (Alice, Phoebe, Joshua & Noah)

2nd place in the 'Verbal Presentation' - This award was really pleasing given some unfortunate technical issues on the day that were completely out of their hands. They managed to compose themselves enough to deliver a fantastic presentation detailing how they came up with ideas and designs. They also talked about how they managed to secure sponsorship and even played a video clip proving that they had tested their car.