The Thomas Hardye School

Thomas Hardye School get 1st, 2nd and 3rd places at
Land Rover 4x4 South West Regional Final.

Land Rover Challenge Group

Team Möbius In Motion were the first team to collect awards at the Land Rover 4x4 South West Regional Final in Bristol, a competition involving designing and manufacturing a 1:18 scale remote controlled car that would be driven around a track containing multiple obstacles, such as: ramps, tunnels and a see-saw. They picked up the trophy for best verbal presentation and gained 3rd place professional team. Obtaining a position at the National Final in Birmingham from the 23rd – 24th of March.

Team Möbius - Project Manager Josh Warr (17), Arkwright Scholar Benedict Richardson (16), Arkwright Scholar Elliott Twigg (16), graphics designer Saffron Twigg (16), software engineer Jack Ramsay (17) and body designer Jack Bessant (17)) were inspired by Thomas Hardye Team Panthers’ win at both the regional and national competition last year and wished to duplicate this success. The team have kindly been sponsored by many local businesses such as: Qwikfast, The Self-Storage Company, Dorchester Timber, A-Line Taxis and Malvern Tyres, as well as Get A Better Car and the University of Loughborough.

Team Eureka also competed as the schools’ first all-female team, and with the support of Dorchester’s own Cahill motors and Dorset auto body, achieved second place in the development class. The team, consisting of Arkwright engineering Scholar Elysia Jackson (17), Emily Sage (16), Lottie Hall (16), Becky Warland (16) and Annabel Stevens (16), also received an award for their ACES challenge entry – with their concept car idea of a sustainably powered heavy goods vehicle getting them full marks. At the competition, team Eureka were also approached by one of the judges to feature in a blog promoting women in engineering. Despite starting off with little engineering knowledge, the team has enjoyed learning more about the different aspects involved and have shown great promise for the future.

Team Ada were the final Thomas Hardye team to gain awards at the competition, achieving 1st place developmental team and best engineered car vehicle, despite having never competed at the event before. Project manager Lulu Fountain (15), Zack White (14), Finlay Wyer (14), Verity Jefferies (14) and Thomas Harrington (15) are all hoping to have even more success, as they head to Birmingham for the National Final with Team Möbius In Motion.

Read more about the 4 x 4 Challenge here.

Land Rover Challenge

Team Möbius

Land Rover Challenge

Team Eureka

Land Rover Challenge

Team Ada



March 2020