Balsall Common schoolkids win F1 design challenge

A team of budding engineers from Balsall Common Primary School has won The F1 in Schools Midlands Regional Final.

Wednesday, 4th May 2016, 9:58 am
Updated Wednesday, 4th May 2016, 1:51 pm
The winning team. Back row: Birgitta Varga & Jaqui Clark- Year 4 teachers, Howard Rose, Funding & Publicity Manager. Front row: Mia P, Alex M, Rhys E and Maia F.

The team of nine-year-olds had to design and build a car from cardboard which was powered by compressed air.

Their design, called ‘Lightning Strike’, powered down a 100ft track at Princethorpe College in under two seconds.

The team now go on to the national finals in July to be held in Richmond.