Congratulations to Charlie Burgess and Bill Klein who, as part of team AQUEOUS, placed 19th in the International Finals of the F1 in Schools competition, with Team AQUEOUS winning an award for “Best Collaboration Team” for their work with students from Newington College.
The Year 11 students spoke of their journey in the F1in Schools competition at this week’s School Assembly.
“Throughout these past holidays, Charlie Burgess and Bill Klein had the opportunity to participate in the F1 in Schools International Finals.”
“Being able to participate in this competition was the result of many hours of work over four competition rounds, working our way to winning the national finals and being able to represent Australia on a global stage. We came 19th in the world and were nominated for the Scuderia Ferrari Team Identity Award.”
F1 in schools has given us the opportunity to really push ourselves. Learning to use CAD software to model our cars, leading a team of people and collaborating with the product design and manufacturing industries. Through this, we have learnt a multitude of skills, in Engineering and life, and learned to see a project through to completion.”
“F1 in Schools is the world’s biggest high school STEM competition with more than 17,000 schools in 44 countries participating. The Australian team is one of the most successful in F1 in Schools. But if engineering, CAD and manufacturing aren’t your forte that’s ok. F1 in schools has plenty more to offer than just engineering. It’s all about teamwork. The competition allows anyone to grow their skills in project management, graphic design, public speaking and much more.”