F1 in Schools Success

F1 Team Gareth Hurman, Mitchell Thorngate, William Eddy, Thomas Cosgrove, Oliver Bartlett and Bloodhound Team Dylan Davies, Luke Sargent, Jack Ollier, Ruben Hopkin, Thomas Froud, Joshua Garland

F1 Team Gareth Hurman, Mitchell Thorngate, William Eddy, Thomas Cosgrove, Oliver Bartlett and Bloodhound Team Dylan Davies, Luke Sargent, Jack Ollier, Ruben Hopkin, Thomas Froud, Joshua Garland

Two teams from Barry Comprehensive School won through to the F1 in Schools National Finals from the Regional Final held recently at Swansea Waterfront Museum.

F1 in Schools Ltd is a social enterprise working with industry partners to create a fun and exciting learning environment for young people to develop an informed view about careers in engineering, science, marketing and technology.

BCS Racing took the honours in the F1 Class of the competition, beating 9 other teams and BCS Bloodhound won the Bloodhound Class, beating 8 other teams.

BSC Racing were delighted to win and said, “For the second year in a row we’re through to the Nationals, to face the other competitors and see how we perform against them. We think our standard of engineering and our team performance put us ahead of the rest.”

In addition to their own preparations for the competition, the senior team also set up and ran the new BCS Bloodhound team.  The older students mentored the Year 7 students through their first F1 in Schools experience and were delighted at the new team’s success.

The BCS Bloodhounds said, “We’re feeling amazing after winning. Our presentation was our strongest part. We’re very proud to be going to Birmingham, especially as it’s the first time we’ve done this.

Congratulations to both teams.

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