Five S3 girls from Linlithgow Academy managed to grab the opportunity to compete in Singapore through a STEM competition, calling themselves Team Accelerace.
On the 6th of September the girls arrived in Singapore to compete, with their first race against Japan. They were very proud of themselves, with their car improving by 0.202 seconds since the national final.
Their car was judged on 3 different categories; presentation, pit-display and racing. With doing well in all 3 categories, Team AcceleRace had the 8th fastest time out of all the teams competing and an average racing ranking of 33rd.
They had a good few days of intense and hard work and when the competition ended the 13th, the girls were able to relax and explore Singapore. They even had the opportunity to drive around the Formula1 racecourse.
The girls took away an unforgettable experience with many nights of fun with not only improving on their racing but also on their teambuilding skills.
Overall, the girls came 40th and are continuing to encourage girls in STEM competitions.
Cathcart Associates are very proud to have helped Team AcceleRace make it this far, and we hope for nothing but the best for all of them in the future.