JUDGES told a team of Bradford pupils they had “smashed it” in a Yorkshire wide design competition.

The group of three Hanson School students won Best Verbal Presentation in the Yorkshire and Humber F1 in Schools competition.

The event is an international Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths event where groups of three to six students have to design and manufacture a miniature “car” out of the official F1 Model Block using computer aided design tools.

The group from Hanson was made up of Year 9 students Ryan Spinks, Benn Bott, and Bailey England, who together were known as The Terminators.

It was the team’s first time in the competition and competed in the Entry Class level of the F1 school competition at STREM Centre at York University.

On the day they had to set up a pit area to display their racing team brand, race against the clock with other teams and give a verbal presentation to judges who later quoted the team had “smashed it” in their presentation.

The boys went on to win the best Verbal Presentation for the Entry Class and the Future Stars award being cited by the judges as potential national fin and potential world finalists. For the race their vehicle managed to record the second fastest time in class and are now developing the car and the team brand to enter and win the Development Class next year.