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ABC Riverina Breakfast with Anne Delaney

The team were hosted on ABC Riverina's Breakfast program numerous times throughout the competition season. Encase you missed us, you can listen below!

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Prime7 News Wagga Wagga

We were featured on the Regional Prime7 News after returning from the NSW State Finals.


Aired 13th December 2017


Tumut and Adelong Times

Throughout the competition season our local paper followed us very closely. Quoted below are some of the recent articles. 

F1 in Schools team off to national finals

Author: Frances Vinall Published: 31st October 2017

'Last year the cadet class Tumut High F1 in Schools teams finished first, second, and third at the state finals, and after moving up to the professional class they’ve proved their performance was no fluke.

Despite it being the first time the school has ever put a team into the highest class state competition, the boys finished third overall, and picked up firsts for ‘Best Team Marketing,’ ‘Best Graphic Design,’ and ‘Best Managed Enterprise Awards.’

However, team member Vince Wood said they wouldn’t be satisfied with anything other than first.

“We were a bit shut down when our car didn’t run how we expected, but we’re really happy to be going to the finals,” he said.

“We’re really happy with all the other categories; we thought we went really well with the marketing campaign and management. We were surprised about the graphic design, but we’re not complaining!”

The F1 in Schools competition is the largest extracurricular school competition in the world. It involves teams from around the globe competing by designing and building miniature F1 cars using CnC technology.

Vince said the boys would be working hard to improve their car before the national finals in Tasmania in March.

“We’ll take a few weeks off and get back in. It’ll pay off in the end hopefully!” he said.

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F1 Community Race Day

Author: Nicole Diggins Published: 19th January 2018

On Thursday January 18 at the Tumut Boys Club, the IOTA F1 Community Race Day was held as part of the Snowy Valley Council school holiday activity program.

For a gold coin donation participants had the opportunity to build and design their own cardboard miniature F1 car. Their designs were then put to the test with a tournament matching race times and reaction times through their computer system.

The Community Race Day comes on the back of the NSW Finals 2017 success of the Tumut High F1 Schools Challenge IOTA race team. Not only did the team successfully take overall Third place at the NSW Finals 2017, but they were successful in winning a list of other titles including; Best Managed Enterprise, Best Team Marketing and Best Graphic Design.

This local Riverina team from Tumut will now represent NSW in the National Championships 2018 in Tasmania.

Team Manager, Bronson Sutton, says the team is prepared for the Nationals in March. “There have been some late minute changes to the rules that we will be working on, but otherwise we are on track with preparations.

Bronson explains at the Community Race Day on Thursday. “We have new portfolios in the works and then from there we’ll work on getting the car manufactured to the standard we need for competition.” Bronson says they have only a few months until they make their journey south to Tasmania
for the Nationals.

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