A team of students from Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School in Horncastle, Lincolnshire have won the prestigious 4×4 in Schools Technology Challenge National Finals. The competition, which is supported by Land Rover, has teams of students design and build a remote controlled vehicle which will negotiate obstacles and electronic tests. The model off-road track which “emulates the concept of a Land Rover 4×4 vehicle” apparently was actually designed by Land Rover.
The teams also have to present their work and knowledge of 4×4 vehicle designs to a panel of judges and their cars are scrutinised against a comprehensive set of rules and regulations. The winning team was Freddie Payne, James Law, Frazer Dever, Daniel Young and Lauren Bird and besides the all-important trophy, they also won a £1000 university scholarship award to Harper Adams College, Shropshire for one of the team members. These students are only 16, so it will be interesting in a few years time if any of them follow a career into automotive engineering with Land Rover.