In December, Tilgear was proud to support the F1 in Schools STEM Challenge launch event in Shropshire. Spanning age ranges of 9 to 19, F1 in schools aims to help change the perceptions of science, technology, engineering and maths. By creating a fun and exciting learning environment for young people, it helps learners to develop an informed view about careers in engineering, Formula 1, science, marketing and technology.
Hosted at the MCMT in Bridgnorth and run by The Stem Workshop, the kick-off day included a range of workshops, giving experience in design visualisation, prototyping and CAD design. 12 local schools attended on the day from throughout the region.
The event marked the launch of the F1 in Schools STEM Challenge, which gives students the chance to create a three to six-member race team and create a car using computer aided manufacturing software before it’s put to the test in a regional competition. The students will take away skills from the launch and work on their designs over coming months before competing to become UK champion in April 2020.
Natalie Stewart from Hadley Learning Community said:
"This is a fantastic opportunity for students to see STEM in action and how what we do in the classroom can transfer into industry."
Burton Borough School student Owen Lloyd added:
"We are seeing the future today. We have all been really inspired. My career starts here."
Fancy getting your school involved next time round? Find all the details on how to register here. You never know, you might find yourself walking away with a Tilgear goodie bag.
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