Six Year 9 students from Kingswood School in Bath have become the Southwest Regional Champions at the Jaguar Land Rover 4×4 in Schools Technical Challenge finals, held at Bristol Science Park last Tuesday.

The competition consists of creating a new shell for a Land Rover Remote control car, driving an extremely demanding assault course, an interview with a panel of judges from Jaguar Land Rover and creating a team ‘Pit’ showcasing the work they have put in throughout the year. Anyone who reaches the final stages is offered an apprenticeship at Jaguar Land Rover.

Team ‘TruBio’ from Kingswood, consisting of Stan, Charley, Lucia, Oscar, Isaac and Marco, produced a new shell made from bio degradable materials that really impressed the judges. This resulted in the team winning the ‘best engineered car’ in their category, before the team went on to win the whole event.

Mr East, Design and Technology Teacher, said, “It is a fantastic day for students to showcase their engineering skills whilst meeting professionals in the industry. The team should be incredibly proud of themselves for winning in their first attempt and I know they are very excited about competing next year in the development Class.”