Successful challenge for Forfar school

Winning team
Winning team

Team Gauntlet represented Forfar Academy at the Grand Final of the Scalextrics4schools engineering challenge last Sunday.

Forfar Academy and George Watson in Edinburgh represented Scotland against the crème of English schools and international teams.

Teams from as far away as Russia, gathered at RAF Cosford near Birmingham to compete in the competition.

The Scalextrics4schools challenge is to Design, Build, Test and race a 1:32 scale slot car using Computer Aided Design and Manufacture process. The competition is sponsored by Hornby Scalextric, global 3-D modelling Software Giants PTC and CNC manufactures Boxford.

The Gaunlet consisted of Michael Baldie (Team Leader), Jack Wilson (Design & Manufacture), Ewan Maguire (Sponsorship and Marketing) and Blair Watson (Testing & Performance). The boys presented their designs and were grilled by judges drawn from the sponsors and the English education system about their engineering process. The team cars then competed in a series of time and speed challenges.

After a gruelling day the boys triumphed over team “Borska” from the Physics and Mathematics Lyceum No. 30 in St Petersburg, Russia, to pick up the overall grand final championship winners.

The boys were presented with a trophy, scalextric set and a certificate for the school and received individual Scalextric racing cars each.