The next generation of engineers is being unearthed by Land Rover in a challenge that tests young students from around the country, aiming to inspire a career in engineering.
Land Rover’s ‘In Schools Technology Challenge’ requires students to design, build, test and race their very own remote controlled 4x4 all-terrain scale models.
The UK final will see the students navigate the specially designed track with hills and bridges, and even over and around a Range Rover Evoque.
Mark Wemyss-Holden, National Project Manager of Land Rover 4x4 in Schools, said: ‘All the students have shown that they have immense design, engineering, business, driving and creative skills with their work so far, but now we’re taking it to the next level.
‘The stakes are higher, the competition is more fierce and the challenges greater, but as we’ve already seen, there is bags of ingenuity in design ideas and plenty of enthusiasm, so I’m very confident that we’re going to have a fantastic Final.’
The winners of the UK final will go on to represent the UK in the World Final held at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry in July.
Les Ratcliffe, Head of Community Relations at Jaguar Land Rover, said: ‘Land Rover 4x4 in Schools Technology Challenge is one of the UK’s most exciting STEM Challenges and helps us shape the skills and experiences of future engineering talent.
‘The teams who have reached the Final have already proved their mettle but they will need to up their game even further if they want to succeed. Given the high levels of talent and capability we’ve seen so far, we’re set for a very exciting Final and look forward to crowning our new UK champion.’
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