Top award at Tech Week Formula 1 for St Eunan's College

Competition inspires students to use IT

Top award at Tech Week Formula 1 for St Eunan's College

St Eunan’s College, Letterkenny scooped a top award at the Tech Week 2016 F1 in schools competition. Competing against 20 other schools, Dynamic Racing won the award for Best Portfolio at the National Finals held in the RDS.

The competition which involved racing on a 20-metre track, with model cars reaching scale speeds of up to 350km/h was hotly contested by some truly innovative designs.

The F1 in Schools challenge is not all about speed, competing teams are also judged on the quality of their engineering, graphic design, resource management, portfolio, media skills, handling of sponsorship and verbal presentation of their work.

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, and exciting way.