Upper Sixth Form pupils in Design, Engineering and Technology had the opportunity to work alongside seven mechanical, aeronautic and electrical engineering undergraduate and postgraduate students from Swansea University.

The students are members of the current Swansea University Race Engineering (SURE) team, which has been racing, designing and building cars for Formula Student (FS) competitions since 2001. SURE work alongside academic and industrial partners in order to create the most successful race car possible, and compete in FS events across Europe.

One of their recent models was installed in the SciTec foyer, where pupils enjoyed racing the car on a computer-simulated race course.

This continuing collaboration between Oundle School and Swansea University is now in its third year, and pupils working on their A level Design and Engineering Product Design Projects have been inspired by the students’ knowledge and passion for the study of engineering,

Oundle staff and pupils will make a reciprocal visit to Swansea University’s bay campus in June.