F1TM in Schools
F1 in Schools is an exciting STEM challenge for students from the age of 9 to 19yrs, and gives a taster into the world of motorsport! Groups of 3 to 6 students (a school can register up to three teams) become their very own Formula 1 team, and take part in a competition to create a miniature car using CAD/CAM design tools. Each student will assign themselves a role within the team, and be responsible for the design and manufacture of the car, which is powered by a CO2 cartridge, and also be responsible for fundraising, marketing, sponsorship, and so much more!
The competition is run globally, and sees teams competing at a regional and national level, with the winners competing in a global grand final.
Why is F1 in Schools so important?
F1 in Schools is inspiring youngsters by giving them a taste of the world of Formula 1. For many, it will be their first hands-on experience of the industry. F1 in Schools promotes STEM subjects in a fun and exciting way and can really fuel a student’s passion towards a future career in STEM. It allows like-minded students to come together as a team. There is plenty of information on the F1 in Schools website about what it takes to participate. Some students who have taken part in F1 in Schools have even gone on to work for a Formula 1 team! Not only is it a great experience that’s also a talking point on a CV, it really sets a student up for participating in Formula Student in University.
How to get involved in F1 in Schools
Talk to your teacher, and ask them to visit the F1 in Schools website. It has all the information needed to make an informed decision about getting involved. The website is listed below.
F1 in Schools:
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- Catch up on the latest industry news
- Research the latest developments
- Research new LinkedIn contacts
- Write a diary or create a scrapbook of the information you learn/things you find interesting – keep it fun!
- Read something motivational
- Visit our inspiration page
- Perform a random act of kindness
- Believe in yourself a little more than you did yesterday
- Do something that makes you smile 🙂