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4x4 Land Rover in Schools STEM Competition

Three teams at Skipton Girl’s High School have again been highly successful in the 4x4 Land Rover In Schools Competition at the Regional Finals!! With team G Force taking 1st Place in the Professional Class, team Miracle taking 1st place in the Development Class and team Echo taking 2nd Place, this level of success is well deserved.

Problem solving, communication and flexibility are the skills that all team members have demonstrated throughout this first stage. Working through lunchtimes, after school and at home just demonstrates the level of commitment and dedication these remarkable students possess! All three teams will now be competing in the National Finals in March.

The Land Rover 4x4 In Schools Technology Challenge is a competition where students have to compete in a range of activities from designing a new body shell, to coding an Arduino to detect degrees of tilt and to navigating a mini 4x4 course with a 1:18 RC Car. The competition offers students a real opportunity to experience the STEM subjects within a practical context.

Team G-Force are Lily Scott, Bridget Longrigg, Katie Tutty, Maddison Phillips, currently in Year 12. Team Miracle are Lily Hall, Emma Charlton, Aarya Shibu, Clemmie Swiffen and Emily Butcher. Team Echo are Scarlett Smith, Jenny Rutter, Elsa Birch, Rosa Birks, Erin Smith and Izzy Capless currently in Year 9.

Thanks must also be given to the local companies that have supported and worked with the students, from Ribblesdale Land Rover the main sponsors of the cars, JB Springs in helping develop the suspension, Sigmat, Mars Construct, and the LRE experience at Broughton Hall.

They teams are now busy getting prepared for the National Finals, which take place in March over 2 days. If your company would like to support the 4x4 teams then please do not hesitate to contact the school and ask for Mr Braden.

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