PUPILS from 15 primary schools from across North Wales, including two from Wrexham, went to Bangor University to compete in the first regional round of the F1 in Schools Team Challenge Competition for their age group.
The teams raced model Formula 1 cars they had designed in the competition, which replicates F1 not only in design and engineering, but also in team working, marketing and management.
For the first time, the regional contest was open to primary schools in the region.
Ysgol Cae Top, Bangor and Ysgol Talwrn Anglesey, will represent the region at the National Competition in Birmingham later this month.
Other category winners were Ysgol Kingsland Holyhead, fastest D Type; Gwersyllt Junior School, Wrexham, Best Team Identity and in third place, Ysgol Bodhyfryd, Wrexham.
The annual competition is hosted by Bangor University’s College of Education and Lifelong Learning.
The design and technology unit receive the computer aided design and manufacture specifications created by each team at their school and manufacture each individual car to each team’s specifications.
These are then returned to the school for the teams to complete.
“Competition day was eagerly anticipated by all the teams,” said design and technology course director and organiser, John Hughes.
“Each team races their CO2 powered car along a timed course – with the cars racing at blink-and-you-miss-it speeds.”