In March, Pershore High School’s resident Formula 1 team – K2 Aero – presented their ideas to the Pershore Rotary Club, one of the team’s primary sponsors.
The 6 Year 12 students, in order from left to right on the photograph, are Miles Loader, Jamie Payne, Isaac Grimwade-Jones, Joshua Lane, Tom Wallbank and Toby Webb. They are part of the international ‘F1 In Schools’ project which aims to promote STEM subjects.
The team must design and make a gas powered scale model of a F1 car using 3D modelling software, virtual wind tunnels and CNC milling machines. The car will then be raced against other regional competitors, with the winners going through to the national finals at Silverstone. The project must be supported by a full design portfolio, team branding and presentations to professional race engineers.
The team hope to be competing in the regional competition in the 2017/18 academic year.
One of the main challenges of the project is to raise all of the funds needed through sponsorship and it is only with the generous support of companies and organisations such as the Rotary Club that students are able to compete in the ‘F1 in Schools Project’. If you would be interested in sponsoring K2 Aero, or future teams, please contact the school.