The Land Rover sponsored 4×4 In Schools Challenge World Final was held at Warwick University on Sunday 14th and Monday 15th April.
There were twenty-two teams, from seventeen countries. The standard of innovation, design and engineering was in the words of one judge ‘industry standard’. It was very much down to the long hours of hard work that enabled our team EDGE4x4 to come fourth, which when compared with the average age of the other teams was a very successful result.
Their fantastic three metre long pit stand and display drew an enormous amount of interest from the other competitors, Jaguar Land Rover designers, engineers and VIPs. This will be on show during King’s Day in the DT department.
The latest car had the new body styling and most of the suspension upgrades on it produced especially for the World Final track which always has new elements. This year was a tunnel that could only be driven through using televised images. Ed Cosson (team manager) did a great job of getting the car safely through the cones in the tunnel and up the exit ramp. As we had expected the car performed faultlessly.
The judges were very impressed with the team’s breadth and depth of work and how they articulated all of the learning experiences, both working as a team and technical aspects of the challenge to a very high level.
The team were nominated for Best Verbal Presentation and were just two marks short of winning Best Track Performance. They did win the prestigious Research and Development Award.
All the team members were excellent ambassadors for the school receiving lots of praise and glowing comments from all those who they came into contacted with and have been invited to visit and do workshops in other countries. They have also been invited to become judges in future events.
EDGE4x4 – Ed Cosson, Toby Weymouth, Alfie Parry and Ed Robins.