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Emmanuel College in Gateshead wins F1 challenge

Schools compete in F1 model challenge Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Team 'Shockwave' from Emmanuel College in Gateshead is the winner of the local final of the 'F1 in Schools' competition.

14 teams from North East Schools gathered at the Great North Museum in Newcastle today, January 14th, to compete. The pupils had to build and race scale model F1 cars.

Only three groups can go forward in the national contest: the winning team, runner up and a team who have entered the competition for the first time.

The Results

Winner: 'Shockwave' from Emmanuel College in Gateshead

Runner Up: 'Alpha Project' from St Bede's Roman Catholic School in Peterlee

Rookie winner: 'Nova Racing' from Royal Grammar School in Newcastle.

In March our region's top teams will have to beat pupils from across the country if they want to represent Great Britain at the F1 in Schools world final in Abu Dhabi later this year.

F1 in Schools is social enterprise aimed at getting more children interested in engineering and get hands on experience.