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UTC Reading hosts the F1 in Schools - South East Regional Finals!

Last month UTC Reading hosted the South East Regional Finals of the F1 in Schools competition.

Seven teams from primary schools across the south east took part in the challenge, including St Anne’s Catholic Primary in Caversham, Reading.

Each team were judged by leading industry partners, Peter Brett Associates, Rockwell Collins and Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on a set criteria including; pit design, verbal presentation, engineering of the car and the actual race (of course!)

The track consisted of an elevated 20m surface complete with starting lights and a laser-timed finish line. The cars were powered by carbon dioxide gas canisters and could reach up to 60 mph!

The overall winners were:

1st - Over the Horizon

2nd - Explosive Engineering

3rd - Furious Falcons

Fastest time:

Night Fury

UTC Reading, Teaching and Learning and STEM Coordinator, Lewis Hutchinson said:

“It was a pleasure to host the regional final of this national event and I was really pleased that we had a local team to participate. It is fantastic that we have such a huge global brand taking STEM development of our next generation of Engineers so seriously. Hopefully we can increase representation from local Primary schools in future years.”

  • Active Learning
  • Microsoft
  • Cisco
  • University of Reading
  • Network Rail
  • Peter Brett