High School students in pole position for F1 car

By Rob George Friday 14 December 2012 Updated: 14/12 12:29

STAFF and students at Droitwich Spa High School will bring the chequered flag down on another successful term when they welcome a McLaren F1 car into school on Monday (December 17).

The gleaming Formula One car will be the guest of honour at one of a series of celebration assemblies being held at the end of term to highlight the achievements of students.

This year’s sixth form Christmas assembly will have the added sparkle of being accompanied by one of the world’s greatest engineering achievements.

McLaren’s Martin Boyes will be handing out certificates to year 12 and 13 students and also explain to all the students the qualities that McLaren are looking for in potential employees in a bid to further motivate the Spa teenagers as they approach their exams.

All students at the Briar Mill school will be handed a pre-Christmas treat though as the gleaming car piloted by Brits Lewis

Hamilton and Jenson Button will be in the school’s main concourse.

Director of Sixth Form, Rob Elmes, said: “This is probably a unique opportunity for our students to be this close to such an iconic piece of engineering.

“Many of us watch Formula One on the television, but to be able to get up this close is a real one off. I am sure the students will be inspired by it,” he added.

Popular »

1 Latest Raven Hotel plans include more than 50 homes

2 70 tyres worth 6,000 stolen from Droitwich buisness

3 Ombersley to get 600,000 sewage improvement

4 More cash needed to save our green open spaces

5 Doverdale charity headshave to be a celebration after woman given 'amazing news'

More news »

Hard work leads to better report

A DROITWICH school which was classed as ‘inadequate’

Telling the Christmas story

THERE will be plenty of tea-towels and tinsel

Maternity chiefs bid for slice cash pot

MATERNITY chiefs at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Sitting pretty thanks to top award

A DROITWICH-based furniture manufacturer has been honoured for

Regional news »


Evesham Observer
Bishop's wife loses cancer battle

THE BISHOP of Worcester has asked for prayers for him ...

Redditch Standard
Sheep stolen from Alvechurch

AN ELDERLY sheep was dragged from its paddock and stolen ...

Stratford Observer
Happy Birthday William Shakespeare

TODAY (or thereabouts) marks the 450th birthday of Stratford's most ...

royal-baby