As part of The STEM Club, the Aquinas F1 Team, (from left to right) Michael Bannon, Pawel Kwasniewski, Ben McMeekin, Ryan Flynn, Bradley Mallon, Jason McKillen and Ronan McCann entered into the Northern Ireland Final of the ‘Formula 1 in Schools’ competition. The Aquinas team was very lucky to be sponsored by Thales Engineering and Mercedes Benz. Engineers from Thales, Mr Finbarr McEvoy and Mr Malcolm Cloke, worked with the students on a weekly basis from October to December helping them to create the design of their car. The final car design was manufactured on a CNC router and spray- painted through the sponsorship of Mercedes Benz.  On 7th February 2011, the team headed to the Ulster Transport Museum, Cultra, for the big race. The students had a very busy day during which they had to race their car against other teams, be judged at their stands and perform their presentations in front of a panel of judges. Everyone had a very enjoyable day and it was a good opportunity for the teachers and students to meet with other schools. We are looking forward to next year already!