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Spalding Grammar team takes on the world in Jaguar Land Rover challenge

A team of 18-year-olds from Spalding Grammar School will be hoping to claim a world title at one of the world’s top education challenge world finals this weekend.

The Land Rover 4x4 in Schools World Finals will bring together national champions from around the globe to compete for the world title.

Team Trigonometric - Megan Kendall, Tristan McNeill and Samuel Eady - will be competing over two days at the University of Warwick, close to Jaguar Land Rover’s headquarters. Students will also participate in a visit to the company’s Gaydon Design and Engineering Centre to learn about its automated, connected and electric innovations and career opportunities.

The team has used software coding to design and build a remote-controlled scale model four-wheel-drive all-terrain vehicle capable of negotiating obstacles and road surfaces including water dips, a rope bridge, and rocks – all on a bespoke Land Rover track replicating the capabilities of a full-size SUV. The teams will also present their work and knowledge of vehicle design and engineering to a panel of expert judges drawn from industry and within Jaguar Land Rover.

Team Trigonometric from Spalding Grammar School. (8375914)
Team Trigonometric from Spalding Grammar School. (8375914)

Team Trigonometric manager Megan said: “We have designed a 4x4 vehicle that is unique as it entails a body shell that is an aesthetically pleasing sports car turned into 4x4 vehicle shape. We are researching novel control mechanisms as well as advanced coding techniques for our car too. We have drive, determination and pride to represent our nation in the competition.”.


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