Boss Orange has gifted three of its fashion watches to a team of technology champs from a Hertfordshire school, as part of their support of a national youth competition.
The brand presented the prize to the winners of the 2012 4×4 in Schools National Champions, which challenges groups of students to design and build a bespoke remote controlled four wheel drive vehicle which will negotiate testing off-road tracks and road surface obstacles, emulating the concept of a Land Rover 4×4 vehicle.
Three 17-year-old boys, called Team 54 from Richard Hale School, Hertford, were crowned winners of the 4×4 in Schools National Champions at the national finals of the competition held at the NEC in Birmingham.
Team 54, led by Tom Quinn, with fellow students Alex Fisher and Oliver Rose celebrated winning the competition with their watches. They also received a trophy and a £1,000 university scholarship award to Harper Adams College, Shropshire for one of the team members.
Steve Brydon, sales director for MGS Distribution, exclusive distributors of Boss Orange Watches in the UK, said of the partnership with the competition: “The rugged, urban appeal of the Boss Orange watches fits with the challenge of students designing an all-terrain model vehicle, as well as exposing our brand to the next generation of watch purchasers. Our congratulations go to Team 54 on their success in winning the 4×4 in Schools competition.”
The 4×4 in Schools programme is aimed at young people aged 11 – 19 years old and involves three to six team members. It sets out to raise awareness, interest and enthusiasm in key subjects through the practical application of design and technology, mathematics and science.