Recently JB Springs helped design some springs to assist Skipton Girls’ High School 4×4 team in their preparation for their appearance at the National Final of the Land Rover 4×4 in Schools Competition.
The competition involved the team working together to design and build a radio-controlled four-wheel drive vehicle, to set specifications. The vehicle then had to successfully negotiate a specifically designed test track emulating real life and perform as a full-scale 4×4 vehicle would do in an off-road situation.
The ultimate aim of this challenge was to raise awareness and interest in engineering through the practical application of design and technology, mathematics and science.
After successfully completing the challenge set by Land Rover, we are pleased to say that G Force, the team from Skipton Girls’ High School came third!
Speaking about JB Springs’ involvement, Paul Braden, the Skipton Girls’ High School teacher overseeing the project said: “A key area that made the team stand out at the Regional was their investigation into suspension design, particularly around the springs and how they worked. The springs provided did not provide enough rigidity, so with the help of JB Springs, David and Cesca worked with the team to design different spring options.”
We would like to say a huge well done to Skipton Girls’ High School and all the other teams involved in the National Finals.
Videos documenting the whole competition process can be found here – http://www.4x4inschools.com/videos/page/2/