Good luck to Pobailscoil Inbhear Scéine students Conor Casey, Emmet Glynn Johnston and Asher Grant ‘Team KPH Construction Racing’ who have entered the F1 in Schools competition.
F1 in Schools is an international STEM competition for students in which groups of between three and six students have to design and manufacture a miniature car out of the official F1 Model Block using CAD/CAM design tools. Team KPH Construction Racing has qualified for the national final which is due to take place week commencing April 19th 2021.
The goal of the F1 in Schools competition is to build and race the fastest Formula One car powered by compressed gas cylinders. For the competition the students needed to raise sponsorship to fund the development of the car, manage the teams brand and partnerships, appropriately test and prototype car designs under consideration, and then analyse the performance of these designs. The team will be judged across multiple categories in the competition including racing, portfolios (there is two portfolios: one for engineering and one for enterprise), verbal presentation, pit display, and the teams social media and marketing plan.
The team is led by Conor Casey who takes responsibility for the management of the team, defines team goals, objectives and aims, ensuring the car is adequately prepared for the competition and defines a timeline that the team followed to ensure everything is ready for competition day.
Emmet Glynn Johnston is the teams Design and Manufacturing Engineer, and he oversees the creation, design, styling, and performance of the car. He also advises the wider team concerning the manufacturing requirements of the car.
Asher Grant is the Marketing Manager and responsible for creating any necessary marketing materials required for the promotion of the team and undertake any related public relations tasks which align with the goals of the team.
The team currently has three sponsors providing support, main sponsor is KPH Construction, supported by two secondary sponsors Holbein Carpentry & Joinery and MHL Consulting Engineers. These sponsors have generously contributed to the team and made it possible for the students to take part in this competition