The Land Rover 4x4 in Schools Technology Challenge... Winners Named!
Vertical Horizons from The King's School, Worcester, UK were named Land Rover 4x4 in Schools World Champions. We were proud to be involved in such a fantastic project which gets students involved, excited and inspired to consider engineering careers.
In the challenge, teams spent months designing, building and testing miniature remote-controlled 4x4 vehicles which must complete challenging off-road tracks in regional and national final competitions. National champions from as far afield as Australia, United Arab Emirates and Brazil came together for the first ever World Final held in Ricoh Arena, Conventry, UK.
The Vertical Horizons team impressed the judges and achieved an excellent driving challenge tough test track, which included a rope bridge, water dip and rock crawl as it travelled through and round a Range Rover vehicle.
As part of its long-term global partnership, Land Rover and pioneering commercial spaceline Virgin Galactic aim to inspire more young people to pursue STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) careers and explore new ways of travelling for future generations. A brand new Virgin Galactic's operational headquarters in New Mexico, USA, using their remote-controlled vehicles.
The Land Rover 4x4 in Schools Technology Challenge is an innovative educational initiative which has engaged more than 100,000 young people since it was launched in the UK in 2007. Last year, the Challenge rolled out to 15 countries around the world.