Second in the World!!

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Our Clystalians team made everyone proud by their superb performance in the Jaguar Landrover 4×4 World Finals, narrowly losing out to the King’s School, Worcester. The team had a huge feather in their cap by winning the “Best Track Performance” award, doing better than the JLR experts, and also won the award for the best Pit Display and Portfolio.   […]

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4×4 Schools Challenge World Championship

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Our National Champion Teams are at the World 4×4 Schools Challenge Finals today in Coventry. We all wish them every success in their bid to become World Champions against teams representing; Australia, Brazil, Cyprus, Czech Republic, England, Greece, Korea, Northern Ireland, Portugal, Scotland and United Arab Emirates (UAE).       The Teams have been appearing on You Tube today being interviewed and tackling the driving test.    Follow the action […]

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4×4 Latest

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The 4×4 teams from the nine countries represented have spent the day with some old technology at Warwick Castle, learning to be medieval knights. Thanks to Miss Williams for the photos; as she says, the team are practicing their infantry skills with varying success. Presumably this is to develop a competitive edge for tomorrow’s battle…….?  

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Formidable 4×4

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On Friday 27th March, BOTH Clyst Vale 4×4 teams stood on the podium at the National 4×4 Championship held at Jaguar Landrover’s Gaydon headquarters. Our Clystalians team successfully defended their national title from last year (and added Best Track Performance to their achievements) while our Supacat team, making their debut, finished third overall. These are amazing achievements, and congratulations to all concerned!! Thank […]

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Faraday Challenge a Success

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On Wednesday 18th March 2015 the IET funded a Faraday Challenge Day. Other local schools were also invited to work in small teams, designing and developing a product to make cycling safer and warn cyclist of upcoming dangers. Students modelled electronic circuits and then designed and made housings, developing a computer generated model which they then printed using 3D printers. […]

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2×2 for 4×4

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  On Tuesday 3 February our national champion team became South West Regional Champions for the second year in succession, and our team in the Beginners Class also won. This is a massive achievement, and both teams will represent the South West region at the National Finals in March.    I must say how proud I am of our students, […]

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4×4 Team’s Latest Trophy

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Personally, this is my favourite trophy of the collection won by our national champions. The bird’s eye view appears to be an excellent technical drawing, whereas in fact it is 3D. Which is precisely the point of engineering, to come up with innovative designs and translate them into reality. Which is, of course, what our 4×4 team did. This trophy, […]

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STEM Goes From Strength to Strength

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On Thursday 9 October Red School assembly had the pleasure of a visiting speaker from EXIST (Exeter Initiative for Science and Technology). Peter Shrubshall came into College to present a cheque donation from EXIST to support on-going STEM activities.   Mr Shrubshall spoke about careers in engineering for all and raising aspirations in STEM choices before presenting a cheque to […]

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