first_imgThese transition year boys from St Eunan’s College in Letterkenny should be very proud of themselves today after qualifying in the F1 Schools final.The event is a global multi-disciplinary competition that challenges secondary school students to design, build and race miniature compressed-air powered balsa wood Formula One cars. The competition inspires students to use IT to learn about physics, aerodynamics, design, manufacture, branding, graphics, sponsorship, marketing, leadership, teamwork, media skills and financial strategy, and apply them in a practical, imaginative, competitive and exciting way.Students from all over Ireland battled it out today at the regional heats in GMIT Mayo.Teams went head-to-head, testing the speed and engineering quality of their model F1 racers. The competition took place on a 20-metre track, with the model cars reaching scale speeds of up to 350km/h.But, it’s not all about speed, they were also judged on the quality of their engineering, graphic design, resource management, portfolio, media skills, handling of sponsorship and verbal presentation of their work. Their aim is to win the World Championships. To get there, they will work as a team to the very best of their abilities to design a fast, light and aerodynamic model F1 car; but also to create a brand well-known throughout Donegal and Ireland.They want to be successful innovators and to do this, they will use their passion, intelligence and professionalism – but above all, they will persevere and have fun.The team are all local Letterkenny lads Ciaran Kelly, Caolan Vaughan, Ayrton Kelly, Gavin Maguire and Pauric Neely and have received great support from the local businesses, local media & local mentors.They are pictured here along with St. Eunan’s principal Mr. Darby and their teacher / mentor Shaun McGinley. ST EUNAN’S COLLEGE GET GREEN LIGHT INTO OPTIMAL F1 FINAL! was last modified: March 11th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:F1letterkennySt.Eunan’s Collegelast_img read more

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