On Wednesday 16th January, 12 students represented Bablake at the F1 in School’s Regional Finals in Birmingham.
The two teams – Omega Lion and Black Comet – worked hard to bring their best efforts to the competition which allowed those involved the opportunity to experience what it is like to run their own F1 style team, with their personal design and manufacturing portfolios, pit display areas and model racing cars; points were awarded for the best design and performance on the day.
Combined, the teams managed to take home four awards, coming top in every major category of the judging criteria. This is an amazing accomplishment despite being unable to bring home the overall 1st place prize for their separate classes. Their efforts are even more impressive as they beat out teams in higher grade classes consisting of GSCE and A level students in order to achieve the accolades they were awarded – this really does put into perspective how good their achievements were and how well their efforts were recognised.
Having learnt a vast amount form the day, we can now take this knowledge into next year and hopefully compete for the top prize!