STUDENTS at a Rastrick school were driven to remarkable success in a competition in which they had to build and race a Grand Prix prototype.

Two teams from Rastrick High - one of sixth form students and the other of GCSE pupils - won their age categories in the Formula 1 in Schools Design Challenge regional final at Hull University.

They were asked to design, build and then race a model car against other teams.

They will now compete at the national final in London's Olympia on Wednesday.

If they win that, they will take part in an international event.

The school's design technology project leader, Angela Whitham, said: "It's been an immense amount of work, but very worthwhile."

Under the scheme, sponsored by BAE Systems, pupils must use hi-tech computer technology to make the vehicles they are to race.

They then give a five-minute talk to a panel of judges, as well as preparing a 30-page report about their work.

Nick Sellars, BAE Systems aerodynamicist and panel member, said Rastrick High's efforts were "outstanding".

The design challenge was set up by Brighouse company Denford in the late 1990s to raise the profile of engineering among school pupils.