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Sixth Form Soapbox Carts

Published on 19/06/18

Four Sixth Form students have been busy putting their Design Technology skills to the test by building soapbox carts. Split into two teams (Stallone Nero and Dove Soapbox Racing), students have spent many hours building, testing and running the carts in preparation for a time trial at Summer Meeting. The teams have also developed a display alongside their carts which showcases the research behind their design ideas.

The project has expanded their knowledge in motorsport and product design but has not been without its challenges according to Archie N: “We have learnt to problem solve because nothing when building a soapbox cart ever goes to plan, and we have enjoyed test running our carts to find out what makes them go faster.”