SCOIL Chroist Ri’s ‘F1 in Schools’ team Xlr8 have successfully gotten through the regional finals, and are now ready to complete in the national finals in Griffith Collage Dublin on Tuesday April 30.
This is a huge achievement for the school as it’s the first time in the schools history that it has entered a team in the competition. Not only did the team walk away with a guaranteed place in the national final, the girls also won ‘Best Engineered Car’ and ‘Best website’. (www.xlr8scoilchriostri.weebly.com)
Overall the day was a huge success not only for the school but also for the team itself. This included Aine Reams (sponsorship and communications manger), Sarah Preston (resources manger), Rosemary Cushion (graphic designer), Una Hetherington (design engineer) and team manger Courtney Aldrich along with the help of their teacher Mr James Thompson.
The girls are breathing new life into the Scoil Chroist Ri ethos by pushing the boundaries of design and engineering, while at the same time influencing future students to take up technology subjects. Teachers at the school said that it has shown that how that you don’t need to be a boy to figure out how a car works, because these girls have just accelerated into the final.