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Youngsters living life in the fast lane after scooping prize in JLR competition

Ian Hughes 20th Jun, 2019

REVVED-UP youngsters in Kenilworth have taken the fast lane to national glory.

Crackley Hall School’s Firecrackers won Best Engineered Car at this year’s national finals of the Jaguar Primary School Challenge.

The team travelled to the British Motor Museum at Gaydon to take part in the competition. They were one of 39 schools which won through from local regional finals.

The Firecrackers team – Amelia Hunt, Jasper Nicholls, Woody Osborn, Henry Verity and Thomas Zanyi – had been working hard, after school all year to prepare for the big day.

The challenge required teams to research, design, manufacture, test, promote and race the fastest car possible using standard chassis and engines, with a car body made only from card.

Judges grilled teh team on their car design and manufacturing process.

During the day, the team also had to complete an additional challenge to design and manufacture a car of the future.

And finally they had to race their car head-to-head down the purpose built track.

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