PRESENTATION Secondary School was one of a number of schools who took part in the F1 schools’ competition, with their team ‘Bolt Racing’.
The competition had a number of different important aspects to it. It involved making a car using CAD, getting sponsership, a 20-page A3 portfolio, a display stand, uniforms, a logo, presentation and creating a physical car.
The car is not a real car. It is made from balsa wood and is based on the CAD design.
Bolt Racing from Presentation Secondary School Kilkenny competed this year for a shot at going all the way to the World Championships. The team consisted of Rachel Doyle, Carol Murphy, Eva McMyler, Niamh Kennedy and Katie Mulrooney.
Each team member had their own job to do, and updated the team regularly at meetings throughout the week. The name ‘Bolt Racing’ was inspired by Usain Bolt - the fastest man in the world, and the nuts and bolts you would find in a car.
The Regional finals this year took place in Griffith College in March. Going home that day, Bolt Racing had two awards for their website and car, as well as having progressed to Nationals.
They worked extremely hard coming up to Nationals, and when the day came they all nervously awaited their fate. They were overjoyed when they were presented with an award for the fastest car.
They didn’t make it any further, but they congratulate the Tipperary team Quaser who did. The students would also like to thank all their sponsors and their school for being so helpful.