On Monday 29th May, the much anticipated Soap Box Derby took place in Stone High Street. This was the first year we as a school had entered the competition.

The team consisted of 4 pupils from year 9. The drivers were Miles Forrester and Ava Stacey who were aided by the pit stop crew, Amelia Moore and Emily Frodsham, who were overseen by pit stop physics teacher Mr Bruno and pit stop Headteacher flag waver Mrs Harrison.

Ava was the first driver off the blocks, and after a short performance on stage, the team descended the high street. Ava managed to reach the finish line in a very modest time, without knocking over any cones or pedestrians!

Miles was designated driver for the second run, he accomplished a faster but bumpier ride, hitting the ramp at a good speed! He was greeted by Amelia who was waiting at the bottom of the high street waving the finishing flag.

Our formula one soap box and crew looked amazing, but unfortunately, our efforts were not rewarded; we finished fourth in our category.



Whatever the result, we certainly looked the part on the day, dressed in blue boiler suits, embroidered with the school’s logo. Blue baseball caps, racing headsets, and checked finish line flags, we felt that we would have given Lewis Hamilton a run for his money.

Overall it was a wonderful day, filled with lots of fun and laughter. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr Melling and his team at MRM Racing, who worked tirelessly ensuring that the ‘StDoms’ car was safe and smart for the race.

Congratulations and commiserations to all members of the ‘Pit Stop Team’ and thank you to all who turned out to cheer us on.

Until next year.

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