Magdalene High Students Race to World Championships

Mar 25, 2014    

Gamma Rayzing Team with Magdalene High Teacher Mr Ian Gorrie

F1 in Schools is an international STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) competition that invites schools from all over the world to design, build and race miniature Formula 1 cars made of balsa wood. These cars are capable of reaching speeds up to 80km/h.

Two teams from Magdalene High entered this year, representing the Macarthur Hub, and both teams made it to the Nationals.

After two and half days of competition in Canberra last week Gamma Rayzing from Magdalene Catholic High School were declared Overall Winners of the 2014 Australian REA Foundation F1 in Schools Professional Senior Class Champions and are now off to Abu Dhabi to compete in November.

Teams were judged not only on the fastest car, but also on Engineering, Marketing, Pit Display, Verbal Presentation, Design and Innovation.

This competition connects students to the engineering industry by making learning relevant and fun.

Recently the Magdalene students took a day out of their holidays to visit CJD Equipment P/L, Laserbond and Breseight Australia to learn more about these industries and look at ways they could collaborate to incorporate latest technologies into their Formula 1 cars and it now appears that this strategy definitely worked!

Laserbond and Breseight supported the teams by collaborating on engineering and latest technologies.

Laserbond were so impressed with the students they offered to sponsor them together with CJD Equipment and local Partnership Brokers MWLP – Linking Youth who were instrumental in connecting the students to the industry.

Details: Janelle Henson, Partnership Broker at MWLP on 4625 1863 or email