ST. DAVID’S STUDENTS LAND F1 AWARD
FOUR LEAVING CERT. students from St. David’s Secondary School proved their mettle last week when they won the F1 in Schools World Championships in London.
Sean Cleary, Conor Daly, Adam Gammell and Eoin O’Connell have been hard at work for the past two years building a miniature Formula One car capable of reaching speeds of up to 250km per hour.
Calling themselves the Koni Kats the boys won the National Finals earlier this year progressing to the World Championships.
In London last week they beat off stiff competition from 20 other countries winning the Best Engineered Car award and the Best Oral Presentation award.
Over the course of the competition the boys have also done extensive fundraising raising €19,500.
A number of students from St. David’s Secondary School and parents attended the finals last week as did the boy’s engineering teacher, Tom Reynolds and their English and history teacher, Triona Brosnan.
Deputy Principal Anne Kearns said it was a great achievement for the boys and the school and said the entire school was very proud of them.
The awards ceremony was attended by Lewis Hamilton and the fours lads won the prestigious Bernie Ecclestone trophy, a VIP tour of the McClaren F1 headquarters and a full scholarship to City University in London.
TOP: Adam Gammell, Conor Daly, Eoin O’Connell and Sean Cleary with F1 champion driver Lewis Hamilton. BELOW: The lads get are welcomed back to St. David’s.