Jarrow School’s F1 in Schools Team, Impulso has been making headlines in their quest to be British Champions at Silverstone Race Circuit.
The F1 in Schools competition is the biggest competition of its kind. Winners represent the UK in World Finals with 32 different countries for more information go to www.f1inschools.co.uk.
Having won the North East finals and having the fastest car in the UK, hopes were high for a good finish in our first year of competing. Andrew Conquer, Miles Kearvell, Aaron Charlton, Alex Campbell, Jessica Wingove and Izzy Campbell are a team of six students, five from Year 10 and one from Year 9 who have worked tirelessly to get ready for the national finals at Silverstone. Their remit was re-designing the car, preparing pit lane displays, presentations and design portfolios. All this coupled with fundraising was a huge challenge.
The competition finals proved a massive learning curve on what we hope will be the first of many visits. Moving up from the regional heats to compete was a fantastic experience. To come away with two awards Best Sponsorship, Media & Marketing Award plus overall UK Development Class runner up was a great reward for all the hard work. Being so close to getting the chance to represent the UK at the World Finals in Kuala Lumpur was tinged with ‘what might have been’ but fired up the team to go one better next year.
Special thanks must go to all the teams supporters but special mention to NAC at Nissan, Lisa at Halo Photography who gave up hours of their time and massive amounts in terms of resources to help the team. Huge appreciation also goes to the local media in the form of the Gazette, BBC Radio Newcastle and BBC’s Look North for covering the team’s progress.
We are rightly proud of the team and how hard they had worked to get as far as they did. Let us hope that this is just the start of greater success to come.
You can watch the event awards ceremony here.
On the 24th of January Jarrow School won the North East Schools Chemistry competition, beating many of the region’s top independent schools in the process. They will now compete in the National Final at Loughborough University.
An interview with the four students that won the Chemistry Competition was broadcast on BBC Radio Newcastle on the 31st of January you can listen to the interview here http://bbc.in/2jRNUHT from 55 minutes onwards.
A piece has also appeared in the Shields Gazette and can be read online here.
Congratulations to everyone involved!
We are very proud of our contribution this term to the Children In Need fund raising campaign. Earlier this year our efforts were recognised by the charity who granted us Loyal Supporter status for our annual fundraising event JBay.
This year JBay took place on the same day as the BBC telethon, Friday 18th November, with each of our six year 9 Social, Moral and Cultural studies classes given £50 to spend on resources. The classes were asked to come up with ideas for games and other fun activities for the rest of the school to take part in. The day started with a cake sale at break time raising £96 followed by a fun afternoon of stalls and games ending with our charity auction hosted by Mr Clementson. All our efforts paid off and we raised a whopping £1400 and counting for this worthy cause! We all had a fabulous time.
A big thank you to all who donated prizes and vouchers and to our students and staff who worked hard to create a fun and lively afternoon.
We would like to send our sincere thanks to the following companies that donated prizes and vouchers to our charity auction:
Addiction By Sam – Nails and Beauty
Deerness - Fencing & Landscape
Jarrow Therapy Centre
Opal Multi -platform IT Partner
Seven Stories - National Centre for Childrens Books
Sunderland Greyhound Stadium
The Wood Pile - Durham
The Working Hand Brewery
Three Horseshoes – Leamside
Vision for Education
Wilko – Jarrow