The winning sites demonstrated commendable new media skills, the sites were competently built and the information displayed was of a very high standard.
The winners are: - 1. Team Firestarter, Neale Wade Community College, March, Cambridgeshire
2. Team Ministry of Dynamics, Lutterworth Grammar School, Lutterworth, Leicestershire.
3. Team Flaming Fury, Ridgewood School, Scawsby, Doncaster
All winners received trophies, goodie bags and valuable text and reference books for the school.
Part of the acclaimed F1 in Schools CAD/CAM Design Challenge, Arkom Limited´s F1 in Schools Team Website competition nurtures web design skills in engineering and design students in secondary schools across the UK. The competition encourages school pupils to harness the power of IT, promoting the importance of a team website as a valuable promotional tool. Arkom Limited provided a guide to support pupils in developing their site, helping them understand the basics of website design, the teams own creativity and attention to detail being crucial in creating a winning entry.
Head of the judging panel and Managing Director of Arkom Limited, Alan-Easter Robinson comments on the standard of entries: - “The website part of the F1 in Schools competition has been running for three years now and year on year the standard of entries has shown great improvement. We were overwhelmed with the professional approach the teams took to developing their entries — particularly considering the ages of the participants. With talent like this in schools, professional web companies like Arkom Limited will have to start watching their backs! We would like to extend our congratulations to all winners and thank everybody who was involved in the project.”
The winning websites can be viewed at:- Team Firestarter - www.teamfirestarter.co.uk. Ministry of Dynamics - www.teammodf1.bravehost.com. Flaming Fury - www.flamingfury.co.nr.