It was an evening full of celebration as many proud parents watched on as their progeny took to the stage to collect their well deserved award.
Trophies and awards were handed out for all the educational disciplines in each school year as well as for transition, achievement, endeavor, sports, music, community, commitment, contribution and leadership; all desirable attributes for these up and coming young people.
We would like to congratulate Steph Carter this year’s winner of the Mackenzie Smith Award for Business and Enterprise.
Steph was nominated by teachers for her work with the F1 in Schools team (Team Rush), as well as other enterprising fund-raising activities.
The F1 in Schools World Championship was held in Abu Dhabi last year; students are given a brief to design a model compressed air powered F1™ Car of the future using CAD Engineering techniques.
Each team follows the same processes real Formula One teams follow, from the initial business plan through to your car design, data analysis using CFD and drag calculation software, Computerised Numerical Control (CNC) machinery to manufacture the car, and wind and smoke tunnels for testing. Finally the cars are raced on the 20m F1 in Schools race track to see who has designed and manufactured the fastest car. The Robert Mays team ‘Team Rush’, representing England, placed third in the world! Click here for the full story and photos. www.f1inschools.co.uk.
The guest speaker was Wing Commander Nicholas Knight from the RAF Base, the awards were also attended by local luminary Mrs Jane Pratt MBE, a past Chair of Governors at Robert May’s, awarded an MBE for services to education.