Guy Salmon Jaguar Bristol today visited Beechen Cliff School to be apart of the Regional Finals of the Jaguar F1 Primary Schools Challenge.
The F1 in Schools STEM Challenge UK National Finals 2017 will be ready for ‘lights out and go, go, go’ at Silverstone next week with student teams from around the UK competing for the top honours and a place at the 2017 World Finals.
The UK Champions of the F1 in Schools STEM Challenge 2017 will be presented with the impressive National Champions trophy. The team will visit the 2017 FORMULA 1 BRITISH GRAND PRIX courtesy of Silverstone and two members of the team also win £5000 per year bursaries for the duration of a Mechanical Engineering degree course at UCL Mechanical Engineering, University College London. The lucky winners will also have the chance to visit a Formula 1 team factory.
Denford, the founding sponsor and Premier supporter of this prestigious education initiative will present the school of the F1 in Schools UK Champions 2017 with a Denford MRC 40 machine, for routing, milling and engraving, worth £10,000.
With a speed of around 80 kph on a 20 metre F1 in Schools track, the miniature Formula 1 cars designed and built by talented students are put to the test in an exciting competition that tests a range of skills. Not only do the students have to design, build and test a fast car, they also need to demonstrate their engineering understanding with a verbal presentation to a judging panel of industry experts, present their work with a pit display and portfolio and have their model car scrutineered to meet with strict rules and regulations. All of the various judging elements help to develop a wide range of life skills for the competing students.
Are You Ready For The Challenge?
F1 in Schools - Jaguar Primary School Challenge (F1-JPSC) engages with Primary School students and teachers across the UK in the same way as the Secondary School Challenge. The challenge is open to students aged 5-11 years old and involves designing and manufacturing the fastest car possible emulating the design and engineering processes employed by real engineering companies, such as Jaguar Cars. The Jaguar Primary School Challenge is sponsored and supported by Jaguar Cars who have been a supporter of F1 in Schools since its launch in 2000. Jaguar understands the need to encourage and motivate young people to develop key skills needed for companies such as Jaguar to be successful in producing award winning vehicles. The Jaguar Primary School Challenge has its own rules and regulations but the judging process for the two challenges is the same as the secondary school challenge. F1-JPSC offeres primary school students the opportunity to...
“Encouraging the next generation of Engineers is something Jaguar is extremely dedicated to especially when projects such as the Jaguar Primary School Challenge develop the same key skills and engineering processes that we look for in our engineers. The difference is these are primary school students learning these skill from an early age which means the future of engineering is bright."
Les Ratcliffe - Jaguar Land Rover Head of Community Relations