first_imgPictured is 5th year Abbey Vocational Team, D5 Racing, with Cieran Kelly Managing Director of Kelco Communications, one of the main sponsors of the team, at Kelco Communications Donegal Town this week. Back Row (l-r):- Darren Doherty, Cieran Kelly, Pauric Doherty, Gerry Diver and Abbey Vocational Woodwork Teacher, Martin Gallagher. Front: – Emmet Doogan and Manus Darby.Congratulations today to Abbey Vocational Students Gerry Diver, Darren Doherty, Manus Darby, Emmett Doogan and Pauric Doherty, otherwise known as D5 Racing, who were awarded Best Website and Best use of ICT and CAD at the Regional Finals of the Nationwide F1 in Schools Technology Challenge.The 5th year students were among 94 teams from 63 schools across 22 counties to accept the challenge to compete in the latest 2012-13 season of F1 in Schools competition.Reeling after their Regional Final success on Tuesday the boys are now racing towards the National Finals to take place in Griffith College on the 30th of April. The F1 in Schools Technology Challenge is part of an international competition to determine the best-engineered and fastest car in Ireland, with Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone as patron. Open to all secondary schools, the competition challenges students to design and manufacture compressed air-powered racing cars, using the latest of innovative technology and their own bright ideas.The competition inspires students to use IT to learn about physics, aerodynamics, design, manufacture, branding, graphics, sponsorship, marketing, leadership, teamwork, media skills and financial strategy, and apply them in a practical, imaginative, competitive and exciting way.With a combined experience of 10 years the team of five formed as AVS Velocity in the 2011-2012 season. Having won ‘The Best Engineered Car’ at last year’s Regional’s they advanced to the National Final in Dublin.“Last year we realized the true level of competition required to represent Ireland in the World Finals. We are delighted to regroup this year, overcoming the challenges we faced last year and putting our creative skills together to bring our new model even further in this year’s competition” says D5 Racing Business and Marketing Manager, Gerry Diver. “We would like to thank our sponsors Kelco Communications, Sandhouse Hotel, Road Team Ltd, All Sports and Studio 5, without whom, this project would not be possible”For more information of F1 in Schools Challenge and to track the progress of D5 Racing log onto ABBEY STUDENTS FAST TRACK TO SUCCESS IN F1 SCHOOL CHALLENGE was last modified: March 12th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ABBEY STUDENTS FAST TRACK TO SUCCESS IN F1 SCHOOL CHALLENGEDonegal Townlast_img

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