A TEAM of four year 9 boys have thanked a local creative agency for helping them with their winning entry for a national competition.

Ed Cosson, Toby Weymouth, Ed Robins and Alfie Parry made up Edge, a team from King's School Worcester, who were awarded first place in the development category in the Land Rover's 4x4 in schools technology challenge.

They also won the best engineered vehicle category.

The aim of the challenge was to design and build a radio-controlled four-wheel drive (4x4) vehicle to set specifications and succeed in a testing off-road course.

The agency, drp, helped the young team make a remote-control car to compete against other schools regionally and nationally.

drp helped in the design and branding of the miniature vehicle and provided them with marketing material such as T-shirts and a display stand to take with them to the regional heat and the UK National Final at Silverstone.

drpvideo also provided Studio 1 at drp’s Kidderminster head office to enable the team produce a video of the car in action to complement their entry, which is viewable at www.EDGE4x4.co.uk.

Dale Parmenter, CEO at drp, said: “It was great to support a local school and see young people interested in engineering, design, and innovation.

"The team faced the challenge with enthusiasm and energy, which was contagious and I am very pleased that they ended up winning the competition in their category.”

Toby Weymouth, marketing manager for EDGE, said: “I'd like to say a massive thanks to drp.

"We were really impressed with the exhibition display stand that the drpteam created, it all worked amazingly and everything went as planned.

"Thanks to all the help from drp, we had huge success in the competition in the ‘development category’ or beginners’ class and we look forward to competing in the ‘professional category’ next year."