F1 Team Dominates at First Ever Knockout

2019 09 11 f1 in schools 02Pacific Hills’ first foray into the global F1 in Schools STEM Challenge has resulted in an extraordinary result! Despite not having had a lot of time to design and make their 80 KM/H futuristic F1 car and detailed engineering portfolio, our teams entered the Sydney Regional Finals. Frontier Racing, in the Professional class (made up of Year 11 students Lachlan Vos, Lachlan George, Joshua Kan, Jemma Swaak and Shanice Adikari) absolutely dominated the competition and walked away with a bootful of trophies! They placed first outright for Best Engineering CAD, Best Manufactured Car, Best Team Verbal Presentation, Outstanding Industry Collaboration and Innovation!!! They came second for Best Engineered Car and were placed third overall. This has given them an automatic entry into the NSW State Finals! Should they perform just as well there they will go to the Australian National Finals…with the aim of making it to the World Finals. Of the Cadet teams, Jetscape scored second place for Best Portfolio (made up of Year 9 students Morgan Swaak, Jasper King and James Chapman). The other team ‘Direct’ included Thomas Richmond, Zahir Sumar and Galen Zhou.

F1 in Schools STEM Challenge was launched in Australia by Re-Engineering Australia Foundation in 2003 and there are over 40,000 students involved. Over 9,000,000 students from more than 40 nations compete and Australia is the most successful nation of all for World Championship wins. For more information go to rea.org.au or talk to the Science faculty.

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