​Taking part in the 4 x 4 Land Rover Challenge National Final 2017

Students from St George’s College have been taking part in the 4 x 4 Land Rover Challenge National Final 2017.

St George’s students Alex McVey, Matthew Raj, Rourke Fairbairn, Gabriel Fallon, Jansen Papworth and Owen Parry have worked long and hard to get the team ready for the competition, such as preparing the remote control car, making a pit display, preparing a 10 minute presentation and being scrutinised for their engineering design decisions. What's more, they raised money through crowd funding and seeking and getting sponsorship from two local companies, Model Sports and Surefire, helped in the purchase of upgrades and materials.

The standard in the National Final was, as expected, exceptionally high. The St George’s team was competitive in all areas of the challenge, giving a good account of themselves in the presentation, the engineering scrutiny section and the two driving challenges.

The national competition saw the St George’s team face its toughest challenge yet on the unique Land Rover 4x4 in Schools National Final track, which not only includes tricky road conditions, hills and bridges, but also features sections of the track passing through, over and around a Range Rover Evoque.

The students were at all times true ambassadors for St George's College and although they didn't win through to compete in the world competition (held later this year in Abu Dubai) the experience was the reward in itself. To reflect their dedication and hard work, they all received nationally recognised Silver Cadet Award.

After the competition, the students were able to complete a slow lap of Silverstone track in the minibus! A good day was enjoyed by all. 

29 March 2017

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