Team Zenith are 6 girls from Bryn Celynnog Comprehensive School in Beddau who have made it through regional and national judging and have been invited to represent Wales in the F1 in Schools World Championship Final in Singapore in September 2010.
In December 2009 we headed off to Swansea University for the regional heats and were delighted to come home with two awards and a place in the national final at the Motorshow in Birmingham NEC January 2010.
At Birmingham we left our competition for dust and succeeded in becoming Welsh champions and are very proud to have been chosen to represent our country in the Singapore final this September.
To fund this next stage, including the costs of building a new car, flights and accommodation we have been working hard to secure sponsorships and donations all year.
We are putting on a concert at The Muni in Pontypridd on Friday 25th June as a celebration of the end of the exams this summer and as a fundraiser with all proceeds kindly being donated to Team Zenith.
Doors open at 7.00pm, The Automatic will be headlining plus support acts Straight Lines, Ladies Love a Superhero, High Demand and Indie-Go Modem.
Please come along and support us and have a great night!
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What is F1 in Schools?
F1 in Schools is a multi-disciplinary challenge in which teams of students age 9-19 deploy CAD/CAM software to design, manufacture, and race miniature gas powered balsa wood F1 cars. They are judged on car speed, as well as supporting evidence of their design, verbal presentation and marketing display stand in ‘the pits’.
Teams must prepare a business plan, raise sponsorship and manage budgets to fund research, travel and accommodation and compete on a global basis for the Bernie Ecclestone F1 in Schools World Championship trophy and coveted scholarships to City University, London.
The challenge 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.
F1 in schools is now active in 30 countries and is recognised by the most senior figures from both government and autosport. In 2009 an estimated 12,500 schools were involved / registered. 35% of all F1 in Schools students are female. 66% of F1 in Schools students are considering careers in engineering, science or technology. For more information, please visit www.f1inschools.com