F1 in Schools Report

Earlier this month a team of BGS students competed in the F1 In Schools World Finals in Singapore.

Offering an incredible experience to learn and share knowledge in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) related subjects, F1 In Schools is the only multi-disciplinary challenge in which teams of students deploy CAD/CAM software to collaborate, design, analyse, manufacture, test and then race miniature compressed air powered cars made from F1 model block.

This year, 1.8m students from 29,000 schools and 58 countries took part, with students James Tan (Year 11), Jenson Galvin (Year 12), James Mitchell (OB 2022) and Matthew Westerman (OB 2022) heading to Singapore to take on the challenge.

Team Constellation finished a creditable 17th and recorded the fastest track time in reaction racing by any Australian team.  An amazing achievement for their first year in the competition.

Team member Jenson Galvin (Year 12) reported:

‘The F1 in Schools World Finals was a great experience for the whole team. We enjoyed the atmosphere, challenge, and of course the racing. With a top-10 fastest car in the world, Constellation are extremely proud of our results!’

A very big thank you to BGS staff Jamie Watson, Thivi Athipar and Scott Whyte who have supported the boys in their journey and have accompanied the team to Singapore.