Collins McNicholas were one of the sponsors for The Formula 1 Competition in which 4 students (including my son Sean) from St Brigid’s Vocational School Loughrea qualified for the National Finals of the Formula 1 Post Primary Schools Competition which took place on the 29th April last in Dublin Castle, as part of Technology week. On the day Zero Tolerance battled it out with 24 other racing teams from across Ireland.
The Formula 1 competition in schools is a global, multi-disciplinary competition, open to all Post Primary schools, that challenges second level students to design, build, and race miniature compressed air powered balsa wood Formula 1 cars of the future.
F1 in Schools main aim is to help change perceptions on science, technology, engineering and maths. By creating a fun and exciting learning environment, young people will develop an interest in a career in these areas. F1 in Schools is operated in Ireland by the Irish Computer Society (ICS). Each year teams from secondary schools across the country showcase their skills in IT, physics, engineering, marketing and financial strategy, in regional and national finals.
The F1 in Schools Challenge is not all about speed. Teams are also judged on the quality of their engineering, graphic design, portfolio, media skills, handling of sponsorship and verbal presentation of their work.
The Zero Tolerance racing team comprised of Transition Year students Adam Fahey, Sean O’ Shaughnessy, and fourth year students Jeffrey Conway, and Mckinly Magale.
I am delighted to say that Zero Tolerance received a major award for Best Engineered Car in the National Finals in April last.
This is an excellent opportunity for second level students to experience the different facets required in getting a project completed and to utilise and showcase their skills.
Congratulations to Zero Tolerance on their achievement from myself and all at Collins McNicholas Recruitment & HR Services Group. For more information on the Formula 1 in Schools Competition, visit their website: http://www.f1inschools.ie/
Noeleen Stewart (very proud mum!)
Senior Recruitment Consultant – Galway office.
Collins McNicholas Recruitment & HR Services Group