Every year, in collaboration with the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), the Sytner Group Recruitment Team are proud to host a Business & Enterprise competition that is open to schools and colleges across the UK.
Encouraging students to get creative, the competition challenges them to design, brand and launch what they think is the car of the future. All of the fantastic entries were judged by both the IMI and Sytner Group, with this year’s winning team being announced as ‘H2O Vehicles’, a team from The Kingsley School, Leamington Spa.
In-keeping with the current automotive climate, H2O Vehicles created an eco-friendly vehicle that could be powered by undrinkable water, as oppose to traditional power sources. Staying with the eco-friendly theme, the team decided that 10% of all profits would go to charities that provide and improve water quality around the world.
Along with the eco-friendly powertrain, the team added extras to the vehicle such as an in-built vacuum cleaner and phone chargers in the seats (the latter being possibly the most important!). After designing the car, the team created a logo, strapline and advertising campaign – which used Leonardo DiCaprio as an ambassador – for their vehicle.
In congratulations of their success, team H20 Vehicles were treated to a fantastic day at Jaguar Land Rover’s Experience Centre in Solihull. Commencing with a presentation, the day saw the lucky winning team take to the Experience Centre’s 13 mile test track. Driven around the course by some of the world’s best professional drivers, the team traversed challenging terrain, daring descents, muddy slopes and even a pivoting bridge. It certainly wasn’t for the faint of heart!
Do you think you or your school have what it takes to win next year’s competition? Well, registration is now open for the 2020 secondary school competition! If you know any students, parents or secondary schools that would be interested, you can get them involved by downloading the registration form and competition documents below:
You can also access a host of free teaching resources that are provided by the IMI with the support of the Sytner Group below. These fantastic kits include lesson plans and toolkits that are suitable for Key Stage 3 & 4.