STUDENTS will design and make a model of an Formula One car as part of an international competition.

Miles Loader, Jamie Payne, Isaac Grimwade-Jones, Joshua Lane, Tom Wallbank and Toby Webb are six year 12 pupils from Pershore High School who make up the school's Formula One team - K2 Aero.

They recently presented their ideas to the Pershore Rotary Club, one of the team’s primary sponsors.

Their ideas will be part of the international ‘F1 In Schools’ project which aims to promote STEM subjects.

The team must design and make a gas powered scale model of a F1 car using 3D modelling software, virtual wind tunnels and CNC milling machines.

The car will then be raced against other regional competitors, with the winners going through to the national finals at Silverstone.

The project must be supported by a full design portfolio, team branding and presentations to professional race engineers.

Clive Corbett, headteacher, said: "One of the main challenges of the project is to raise all of the funds needed through sponsorship and it is only with the generous support of companies and organisations such as the Rotary Club that students are able to compete in the ‘F1 in Schools Project’.

"If you would be interested in sponsoring K2 Aero, or future teams, please contact the school."