Friday, 28 October 2011

F1 in Schools - Team Adactus

SMB Bearings are proud sponsors of F1 in Schools competitors, Adactus.
Congratulations on the launch of your new website guys, we look forward to keeping up with all the latest news on your progress! 

F1 in Schools is a multi-disciplinary challenge in which teams of students aged 9 to 19 deploy CAD/CAM software to collaborate, design, analyse, manufacture, test, and then race miniature gas powered balsa wood F1 cars.  Teams must raise sponsorship and manage budgets to fund research, travel and accommodation.

The challenge inspires students to use IT to learn about physics, aerodynamics, design, manufacture, branding, graphics, sponsorship, marketing, leadership/teamwork, media skills and financial strategy, and apply them in a practical, imaginative, competitive and exciting way.

The team say:

"Adactus is an F1 In Schools team from Lutterworth College in Leicestershire, UK. We are currently competing in our fourth year of the competition and have recently changed out name from Mach1. In our first year we won Best New Team at the Central England Regional Finals, In our second year we came first at the Regional Finals which meant we qualified for the National Finals and In our third year we won Best Engineered Car, Fastest Car and First Place at the Regional Finals. At the National Finals we won Best Engineered Car and Second Place. We were lucky enough to be given the opportunity to collaborate with a Malaysian team to compete in the International Finals in Singapore under the name Team Fusion in 2010.
After taking a break for a year, the team is now competing with the strong intention to come first at the International Finals. The team has welcomed two new members this year and has had a complete makeover with a new team identity."

We are very proud to be sponsoring you again guys, really looking forward to following your journey to the National & International Finals! 

SMB Skate crew update

Aaron Skippings has just updated his own blog & has been keeping us entertained with his downhill skating antics & general Facebook musings on life's important issues, like whether a Sherbert Dip Dab explosion, the aftermath of which was witnessed by his unsuspecting parents, could lead to an accidental drugs charge...

Maria (aka Spoky Woky) of 'Team for Ride' fame has just sent us the designs for her new downhill skating leathers & we are proud as punch to be displayed on her thigh... :0)


And here are some amazing images from her year so far...

Tony Leard & Doug Brown have been working on some publicity materials for us:

We are hoping to get some posters made up for the guys to use, especially as Doug tours extensively for his Skate Straight programme.

Shannon Francis has been busy too,

the Bristol stunt scooter rider has picked up a heap of new sponsors & still finds time to practise her second passion - video edits of her adventures...

I am sure that there's lots more to tell you, but that's all I can think of right now!
Happy weekend everyone :0)