School racing team on track for future glory after F1 podium success

A Rhyl primary school’s F1 racing team reached the top of the podium in its very first season!

Ysgol Llywelyn’s F1 in Schools squad – BAS Racing (standing for Believe, Achieve and Shine) – enjoyed pole position along with the award for Best Engineered Car at the North Wales regional finals in January.

This saw them qualify for the recent UK National Finals in Rotherham, where the talented group – Cian L, Isla, Seren, Mehrnaz, Ellie and Cian D – fought off tough competition to take home the award for Sponsorship and Marketing.

The competition saw participants design, make and race miniature F1 cars, with teams assessed across a variety of areas – including speed, engineering quality, brand identity and verbal presentation skills.

F1 in Schools aims to inspire students to engage with STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

Dafydd Montgomery, teacher at Ysgol Llywelyn, said: “We are extremely proud of the dedication and hard work the children have put into this project. It has been a pleasure to witness their growing confidence throughout the challenge.

“Their achievements at both the regional and national finals are a testament to their hard work.”

The children obtained sponsorship deals with St Asaph-based Radar PR, Nice Pak International, AT 3D Squared Ltd, Simply Logo Ltd, Gwasg Print and EESW. They would like to thank them for their generosity and support.

The school will be competing again next year and seeking sponsorship from local businesses. If you know of any companies that may be interested in supporting the 2024/25 team, please call them on 01745 353392

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