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Land Rover 4x4 in Schools

24th Mar

The Land Rover 4x4 in Schools Technology Challenge is an international competition; educational, motivating, exciting, challenging and fun for both the young people and adults participating. The challenge is an incredible opportunity for young bright minds to learn and develop through participation in a hands on practical experience. It is an opportunity for students to learn to work as a member of a team or independently to develop problem solving tools and techniques. A realistic and relevant experience, which participants can develop and embed transferable knowledge and skills.

The idea behind the project is to encourage and cultivate the next generation of engineers. Raising awareness, interest and enthusiasm in Engineering through the practical application of Design & Technology, Mathematics and Science. 4x4 in Schools competition links the teams with Engineers from companies such as Jaguar Land Rover and WNT who are available to provide their expertise and support.

The challenge is to build a radio controlled four-wheel drive vehicle to certain specifications. The model must successfully navigate and complete obstacles on and off road as well as emulate the capabilities of a full size 4x4. Each team enters the vehicle into a Regional Final to compete for a place at their counties representative National Final. The champions from each country are then set to compete in the World Finals. The challenge is split into two entry groups: Beginner and Professional. Here are the list of First Place Beginner and Professional winners along with the Best Rookie teams, who are also invited to attend the National final.

On to the next round are:

  • Sector, Clyst Vale Community College, Broadclyst, Exeter
  • Valley Vipers, Chew Valley School, Chew Magna, Bristol
  • Chew Rally, Chew Valley School, Chew Magna, Bristol
  • Team Supernova, Boclair Academy, Bearsden
  • Pink Dragons, Webster’s High School, Kirriemuir
  • Team Supernova, Boclair Academy, Bearsden
  • Robust, Moor End Academy, Huddersfield
  • Geared 4 Success, Ormskirk School, Ormskirk
  • Aftershock, Balshaw’s CE High School, Leyland
  • Pink Lemonade, The Priory Academy LSST, Lincoln
  • Lincoln Defenders, The Priory Academy LSST, Lincoln
  • Healing Road Runners, Healing School, Grimsby
  • dRMM Kanga, St Olave’s Grammar School, Orpington
  • Vector, St. Olave’s Grammar School, Orpington
  • Apex, Sir Roger Manwood’s School, Ramsgate
  • Team Ascent, The Royal Grammar School, Worcester
  • Planet, The King’s School, Worcester
  • FastForward, Tuxford Academy, Tuxford, Nottinghamshire
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