As the newly appointed North East hub, we were delighted to host the first ever North East Regional Final of the prestigious Jaguar Primary School Challenge at Senior School on Monday 14th May.

The Jaguar Primary School Challenge is a STEM competition, open to pupils aged 6-11 years old and involves designing and manufacturing the fastest car possible within a set of rules, following the design and engineering processes employed by engineering companies. Teams research, design and create model racing cars, learning about aerodynamic forces, efficiency, mathematics and the principles of design. Teams are also given the chance to experiment with the electrification of their vehicles.

Our region’s teams then compete to be crowned National Champions, producing design portfolios, presenting to the judges and culminating in the ultimate test of speed with a pulsating head-to- head race. 11 teams from three schools in the area competed for three places in the National Final. We had a fantastic day. Competition was fierce and our judges had their work cut out for them. The cars were closely scrutineered before being pitted against each other on the 25m race track, powered out of the official race starting gate by compressed gas capsules.

Pearl Squad, an all-girl Year 6team from Redhouse Primary School took first place and will, along with 2nd and 3rd place teams, be going through to the National Final on the 20th June at Gaydon Motor Museum in Warwickshire.

Well done to all the NHSG Teams – there were some amazing new skills on display. Due to the success of the event, we
are delighted to confirm that NHSG will be hosting the 2019 Jaguar Primary School Challenge Regional Finals next year.

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