Skipton Girls High School progress to National Finals of Land Rover 4×4 In Schools Competition

Categories: Design and Innovation, Engineering, News, Springs, Springtelligence|273 words|1.4 min read|By |Published On: December 17th, 2018|

Skipton Girls’ High School (SGHS) will compete in the National Final of the Land Rover 4×4 in Schools competition after winning their individual class in the Regional Finals.  

SGHS entered two teams in the Land Rover 4×4 in Schools Technology Challenge, a Jaguar Land Rover Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) project where students design Land Rover vehicles of the future, with environmental and sustainability considerations.

Students were required to build a radio-controlled four-wheel drive (4×4) vehicle to the specifications provided by the International Rules Committee. It was then required to successfully navigate and complete obstacles on an off-road test track as demanding as a real off-road situation. The vehicle must also emulate the capabilities of a full-size 4×4 vehicle.

JB Springs visited SGHS to give a short Springtelligence presentation to help the 4×4 teams with their spring selection and provide them with a choice of springs for their upcoming competition.

The two teams competed at the North West Regional Finals in Liverpool on Friday 14th December and picked up a number of awards on their way to the National Finals.

Paul Braden, the curriculum leader for technology at Skipton Girls’ High School said:

“The girls were truly amazing and both teams won the Research and Development Award for their research into springs and suspension.

“Both teams also won the best engineered car on the day and so then ultimately won their respective class and so both teams are the North West Regional Final winners. 

“The development class will now compete for a place in the World Finals when they take part in the UK National Final which is held at the British Motor Museum in March”.

Skipton Girls' High School Land Rover 4x4 in Schools Regional Winners