This week Bharat Angra, Abbas Hussain, James Lilley and Piers Ross-Roberts in Year 12 travelled to the Centre for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence in Rainham for the regional finals of the Land Rover 4x4 in Schools Technology Challenge. The project covers a vast array of details: from engineering, through to marketing and finance. As such it allowed the individuals in the team to utilise their skills and the challenge is judged as an entire project.

We were tasked with designing and building a radio-controlled car to test at the event and we entered the arena full of trepidation for the day ahead. As events unfolded however, we started to engage with the tasks at hand and they became enjoyable.

Throughout the course of the day, we were interviewed as a team on various aspects of the project. Then our car was subjected to track tests, where it was put through its paces on the impressive Jaguar Land Rover course. As a team we excelled in this element of the process, so much so that we were awarded with the 'Best Track Performance' award. This was quite a feat, especially considering we were competing against many teams that were from engineering colleges.