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NIGHTINGALE OFF TO THE 2023 WORLD FINALS!

Nightingale recently gained the title of England Champions at the 2022 F1 in Schools National Finals!

ABOUT F1

F1 in Schools is an inspiring STEM challenge that has grown to attract the world’s most talented 9-19 year olds from over 50 countries.

Working in teams of between three and six members, the primary aim is to design, analyse, make, test and race a miniature gas powered car, capable of accelerating from 0-60 mph in under one second. As well as striving to produce the fastest car, teams are also judged on an array of other business skills, including verbal presentations and interviews, pit displays and marketing materials.




We are Nightingale, an F1 in Schools team from Robert May's School in Hampshire.

We currently hold the title of F1 in Schools English Champions, therefore we have been invited to attend the World Finals in Singapore this September.

At the National Finals earlier this year, we won 6 different trophies (the most any team from our school has won at a national/international event) as well as our English Champions title.






ABOUT US


We are Nightingale, an F1 in Schools team from Robert May's School in Hampshire.

We currently hold the title of F1 in Schools English Champions, therefore we have been invited to attend the World Finals in Singapore this September.

At the National Finals earlier this year, we won 6 different trophies (the most any team from our school has won at a national/international event) as well as our English Champions title.






Our team consists of 3 girls and one boy, showcasing women in STEM!


Being from Robert May's school we have many years of experience in the competition. We are an internationally recognised school, with 2 world titles and 13 national titles.



RE-BRAND!

We re-branded! Since being on this journey of F1 in Schools for a long time, (through different team members) and having finally made it to the World Finals, we decided it was time for a refresh. We re-branded our team to give us a new feel and create a stronger brand identity.

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Nightingale takes on the Silverstone Grand Prix

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Nightingale attend the 2023 National Finals

Earlier this year in June we attended the 2023 National Finals in Leeds. Here we supported…

Nightingale takes on Seattle

Our Team Manager flew out to Seattle last July to present at an international conference…

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Stanhope-Seta are our longest-standing sponsor, since 2018. Not only do they provide sponsorship via financial benefit they also have helped with mentoring our team, as well as creating opportunities to share F1 in Schools around the world.

Stanhope shares similar values to ours and is accredited to ISO 14001 for an effective environmental management system.

Stanhope-Seta were established over 80 years ago, they are a British, family owned business that specialises in the design and manufacture of laboratory test instruments for quality control applications. Based in Surrey, they export innovative instruments worldwide with installations in over 120 countries. Their unique range of advanced instruments provide solutions for quality control applications across a diverse range of products from jet fuel to lipstick.

They have received four Queen’s Awards, two for International Trade and a further two for Innovation.


Photo of Stanhope-Seta employees, Amber the team manager and Duke of Gloucester
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We are thrilled to announce our newest sponsor, Oxford Technical Solutions (OxTS)! They not only provide us with financial support, they also mentored our Enterprise Team

OxTS have over 2 decades of experience combining the best of high-precision GNSS receivers and world-class inertial navigation expertise.

OxTs was founded in 1988 by 2 Oxford University Graduates who shared a passion for technology, Dr Alex Nairic and Brendan Watts.

They are passionate about helping their customers to measure with confidence. OxTS' intertial navigation systems have become the industry standard for automotive testing and are widely used in other industries around the world.

Their range of combined, compact GNSS/INS systems are used for sensor position and orientation on mobile mapping vehicles or for direct georeferencing data from airborne surveying.



ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) are a new sponsor. They provide us with financial help as well as have given opportunities to our team.

ASTM hold a conference each year and in July 2022 our team manager got invited to talk about F1 in Schools and have a week of work experience.

Organized in 1898, ASTM International is one of the world's largest international standards developing organizations. Defined and set by them, ASTM standards improve the lives of millions every day. Combined with their innovative business services, they enhance performance and help everyone have confidence in the things they buy and use - from the toy in a child's hand to the aircraft overhead. By understanding commercial needs and consumer priorities, they touch every part of everyday life - helping our world work better.

ASTM are actively helping the world become more sustainable by putting in place standards that require products to be sustainable.


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Autodesk has worked with our team since the beginning, providing us with exclusive access to new CAD software, such as Generative Design. This year, Autodesk has been an asset to our team helping financially as well as with access to their R&D base in Birmingham to use their machinery.


They have massively supported our Engineering Team as well as sparked ideas in our Enterprise Teams heads!

Autodesk is a global leader in design and make technology. With expertise across architecture, engineering, construction, design, manufacturing and entertainment, they help innovators everywhere solve today’s pressing challenges.

At Autodesk, sustainability is about creating technology that improves energy and material productivity. We are glad that Autodesk has strong views of sustainability helping us be as sustainable as possible


The Sustainable Print company recently partnered with us to be our printing company for the world finals, offering us some amazing discounts.


Sustainable printing is the concept that printing, although not famously good for the environment, can be managed and produced using good business practices to reduce its impact on the environment. It usually involves printing onto recycled paper and card using the most eco-friendly ink.

The great thing about paper is that it can be recycled. The landfill waste from their small format department is practically non existent. As it should be.

Their recycling initiative also extends to wide format materials. They now have polyester and polyethelene based ‘PVC free’ materials that can be recycled. They have researched a range of wide format materials available in the UK and selected the most environmentally friendly, and fit for purpose.



OSL have worked with us since the very beginning, proving high quality team wear at a discounted price.

For over a decade, OSL Promotional Clothing have provided a high-quality garment embroidery, design and printing service to a vast range of businesses and individuals. They pride themselves on their in-depth industry knowledge and are dedicated to ensuring your garments are finished to the highest possible standard, at a very competitive price. OSL is a customer-facing business run by real people, they believe that nothing is more important than a solid relationship with every client. Their reputation speaks for itself in that regard.


Based locally they have been invaluable to our teams success and style.


Nightingale have also receive support from Imperial College London, a prestigious university renowned for its Engineering department.

The university's mission is to achieve enduring excellence in research and education in science, engineering, medicine and business for the benefit of society. As well as their reputation for research, they also want to promote a safe environment that boosts wellbeing, innovation, creativity and productivity.


The Design and Engineering team took a trip to the university to use their wind tunnels and receive support from members of the institution. Their assistance has been invaluable in developing a fast, aerodynamic car.

The Air Company specialises in turning CO2 into useful materials, such as fuel, perfume and vodka. We have collaborated with The Air Company for our perfume. Since the National Finals, where we had first used perfume on our pit display as a tactile display item, we had been looking for a sponsor to provide us with a perfume. After some research we found The Air Company, who convert CO2 into an alcohol by adding green hydrogen, This alcohol is then used in the perfume products as a solvent. This allows our team to become more sustainable by being able to capture CO2 and recycle it into perfume. The Air Company they were very interested in our work so far and how far we had come as a team with our idea for the Pit Display to be a sustainability journey. The Air Company sponsor usa by providing the team with bulk perfume, that we bottle to use in our perfume cars.



Lazar Scientific, Inc. partnered with us this year providing our team with financial support. Lazar Scientific, Inc. sells and services laboratory instruments for testing the physical properties of jet fuel, diesel, gasoline, marine fuels, biofuels, lubricating oils, greases, and crude oil. Their instruments include Insert Flash Point Testers, and Hydrogen Sulfur Analysers, of which are manufactured by Stanhope-Seta and others. We got into contact with Lazar through ASTM and Stanhope-Seta last year in Seattle where we met their owner and president Mr Greg Lazarczyk.

The Serco Foundation is a charitable trust that works to support communities all over the globe. We found them as part of our grant research and were pleased to find they are a local organisation. We reached out to them, organising a Zoom meeting to present our team and the F1 in Schools competition as a perfect cause for them to support women in STEM and also engineers of the future.


We first made contract with D-2 Incorporated at ASTM’s conference where one of their Founders/Directors met us at a hospitality event and became interested learning more about F1 in Schools. D-2 Inc make automated sensor technology used in many industries from Oil and Gas to aerospace and oceanography.



Wallace Instruments became our sponsor as a result of Stanhope-Seta reaching out to their supply chain. Wallace Instruments manufacture rubber testing equipment used throughout rubber processing from natural rubber production in equatorial countries to high tech aerospace manufacture.



Wise Tiger became our sponsor as a result of finding our website and reaching out to help it be developed. We partner with them this past June. Wisetiger provides digital marketing strategies that engage, convert and retain your customers. They provided us with the marketing tools to increase exposure with their specialist web design and digital marketing techniques.


The Rock People we partnered with this July, to create one off our promotional element on our pit display. The Rock People, specialises in creating merchandise by incorporating others business brand into a wide variety of promotional sweets. From delectable mints to tantalising rock sticks, lollipops, and more, they offered a diverse range of confectionery options.


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EVENTS

As part of our sponsorship packages, we lead individualised CPD events for different sponsors.


Over this year we have also been invited to attend high profile events, such as a presentation to the Duke of Gloucester.

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Photo of Amber and the Duke of Gloucester.

Nightingale meet the Duke of Gloucester

At the start of April, Amber (Nightingale's Team Manager) was invited to represent us at Stanhope-Seta where they received a Queen's Award. The Duke of Gloucester presented Stanhope-Seta their award for International Trade, as well as listened to presentations and had a tour of the factory. Amber did a presentation to the Duke where she spoke about F1 in Schools and our team Nightingale on our journey to the World Finals in Singapore.

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Earlier this year, we ran a full day event for our sponsors - Autodesk. We travelled up to Birmingham to Autodesk's R & D Headquarters and ran a 'Race Day'. The Autodesk team designed and made their cars, which were then scrutineered by our Testing Engineer (Harriet). The cars were then raced down a track in a tournament, with only one winner! After, we gave our verbal presentation to their international Board of Directors.

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Nightingale attend The Bett Show with F1 in Schools

Our Enterprise Coordinator (Charlotte) had the honour of being asked to represent F1 in Schools at the 2023 Bett Show in London.


Charlotte was part of the team running the F1iS section of the Lenovo stand, where she talked with hundreds of people about the competition and Nightingale.

We also used this opportunity to allow our younger team, Eternal, to gain some valuable experience in the run up to their F1iS Regional Finals.


The event lasted 3 days and was attended by companies and schools from all over the world.



Nightingale takes on Seattle

Our Team Manager flew our to Seattle last July to present at an international conference.

She spent a week doing work experience to gain professional skills and in industry experience. This week was hugely beneficial to our team by gaining networking connections and experience as well as donations to support us on our journey to the F1 in Schools World Finals. Throughout the course of this week, Amber took part in several activities such as networking events and presentations.


Such networking events provided our team with new connections and potential sponsors to explore. Amber also did various presentations, including one to ASTM's D02 board of directors which consequently gained us sponsorship from ASTM. She also attended a Girls in Engineering talk which was hugely inspiring, as it showed why having girls in STEM is so important.

Photo of Amber presenting to ASTM members in Seattle
Photo of attendees of the Race Night building their cars

Seta Race Night

Last year, we ran a event evening for our sponsors, Stanhope-Seta. We travelled to their offices in Chertsey and ran a “race night”. They had 2 hours to design and make their cars out of foam blocks using band saws and stanley knifes. They had a set of regulations to follow, then our lead engineer (Harriet) scruinteered their cars. The cars were then raced down our track in knock out races to determine a winner!. The employees brought in their children for the evening and worked in teams to try and create the fastest car.

Wind Tunnel Testing

On Tuesday 30th May, Charlotte, Alistair and Harriet travelled to Imperial College London where we began testing prototypes of our car in their state-of-the-art wind tunnel.

Harriet and Alistair tested 3 different prototypes with expert help from one of our alumni, whilst Charlotte agreed on terms of collaboration with the faculty and gathered content for our social media.

From the testing we got 95,000 lines of data to sort through and use to decide upon a design for the wing.


Nightingale takes on Silverstone Grand Prix

This July we got invited to Silverstone Grand Prix. During this day we got to meet drivers such as Daniel Ricardo and Botas we well as have a look around Red Bulls and Alfa Romeo hospitality.


We also spent some time at Pirelli Tyres to see the process of these. After this we got to do our pit lane walk where we saw many team practicing pit stops and warming up for the day.


We then spent some time watching the qualifying before getting told we had been invited to go into Ferrari‘s garage and have a tour. This was an amazing experience for the whole team we got to learn so much about the different roles in F1 and infomation on the testing. As well as have a look at there fuel lab.

Nightingale attend the 2023 National Finals

Earlier this year in June we attended the 2023 National Finals in Leeds. Here we supported our younger team Eternal as well as spend competition days running the track. This gave our team great experience of the other side of an F1 in Schools competition where we were not competiting. We all throughly enjoyed our time and cannot wait to get the the next competition… Singapore World Finals!


Meet the team

Alistair Horobin

(he/him)

Hi, I’m Alistair the Design Engineer.

What are your hobbies?

In my free time, I create youtube videos for my channel and do karate.

What have you learned while being on Nightingale?

Not to be cheesy, but F1 in schools has shaped my life. Allowing me to learn CAD and aerodynamics as well as shaping my mindset.

What are you most excited about with the F1 in Schools World Finals?

I’m most excited about the racing! As the driver, I enjoy putting our car to the test after months of preparation.

What do you want to do in the future?

Engineering is definitely something I'm really inspired by, and so when I go to uni I want to study mechanical engineering and then pursue my passion in the motorsports industry.

What is the first thing you will do once home from Singapore?

Sit on my chair and think about the last 4 years of my life, then I’ll find a hobby- I’ll have lots of free time!



Harriet Quarmby

(She/her)

Hi, I’m Harriet and I’m the Lead Engineer.

What are your hobbies?

Outside of F1, I love to read. I also bake, and have even made a team cake! I also play bass guitar, and I can play the F1 theme song.

What have you learnt while being on Nightingale?

I have learned so much about Engineering and how important every role is to make the team function

What are you most excited for with the F1 in Schools World Finals?

I’m excited to go to the World Finals and meet all the other teams! I’m also looking forward to attending the Grand Prix.

What do you want to do in the future?

I want to go to University and get a degree in law, then hopefully become a lawyer one day.

What is the first thing you will do once home from Singapore?

Pet my dog! Then I’ll have to pack and head off to start University.


Amber Mylrea

(She/her)

Hi, I’m Amber the Team Manager of Nightingale.

What are your hobbies?

Outside of F1, I spend my time playing hockey and walking my dog Roxy.

What have you learnt while being on Nightingale?

A LOT. No, seriously, it has shaped me as a person. I truly believe that F1 in Schools is one of the best opportunities given to me.

What are you most excited for with the F1 in Schools World Finals?

Mainly getting to showcase all of our dedication over the years and finally making it to the world finals. Oh, and also the pool.

What do you want to do in the future?

I'm not entirely sure. Hopefully I will discover soon. I’ve loved being Team Manager so maybe a route in Management.

What is the first thing you will do once home from Singapore?

Probably go out for lunch with my family and see my dog!





Charlotte Smith

(She/her)

Hi, I'm Charlotte. I am the Enterprise Coordinator.

What are your hobbies?

When I am not working on F1, I spend my time rowing at a local rowing club or doing some baking for my village's bakery.

What have you learnt while being on Nightingale?

I went from being a shy person to being able to talk to absolutely anyone about Nightingale and F1 in Schools. Through F1iS I have learnt how to be confident.

What are you most excited for with the F1 in Schools World Finals?

I'm definitely excited to meet other F1iS Students and show off all our hard work! I am also really excited to go to Singapore and see my family!

What do you want to do in the future?

I want to become a Biomedical Engineer!

What is the first thing you will do once home from Singapore?

Probably just catch up on my schoolwork and see my friends!





Nightingale take on Singapore

F1is World finals 2023

The F1 in Schools World Finals 2023 are being held in Singapore, just ahead of the Singapore Grand Prix. The event will be held in the below sea level ballroom of the famous Hard Rock Hotel. We will be there for the 5 day competition where we will face some of the toughest judges and best teams in the world!

Photo of the podium at the National finals, Nightingale in 3rd place as England Champions

F1iS National Finals

In early January of 2023, we travelled up to Birmingham to compete in the National Finals. The competition lasted 2 days and was an amazing experience for us as it was some of our members' first time doing an in person competition. We came home with the English title and total of 6 trophies which is the most any team from RMS has won at a national or international event. From this competition we earned our place at the 2023 World Finals..

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RE-BRAND!

We re-branded! Since being on this journey of F1 in Schools for a long time through diffrent team members, having finally made it to the World Finals we decided it was time for a refresh. We re-branded our team to give us a new feel and create a stronger brand identity.

We chose Nightingale as it fits us perfectly. Nightingale has several meanings, as a bird it symbolises the compassion and connection that we feel our team is full of, as well as being a powerful bird in nature. Nightingale is also referencing part of English history, Florence Nightingale. She is a true representation of women in STEM by setting a pathway for future nurses. She held values that are meaningful to our team such as sustainability, courage and setting a pathway for innovation. Florence Nightingale also grew up in Hampshire, which is where we are from. Overall, she is a representation of England, as we will be at the World Finals.

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