Encouraging the “Next Generation” engineers

Perry Hall School in Wednesfield recently contacted Varlowe regarding a project they are involved in. They are currently looking for sponsorship to help them to participate in the Jaguar F1 in schools challenge. Being a local school and one that our Admin Coordinator, Tami, attended when she was younger, we jumped at the chance to get involved.

What is F1 In Schools?

F1 in Schools – Jaguar Primary School Challenge (F1-JPSC) involves designing and manufacturing the fastest car possible, emulating the design and engineering processes employed by real engineering companies, such as Jaguar Cars. The challenge is open to students aged 5-11 years old and is a fantastic way of getting young people involved in engineering.

Opportunities like this will encourage Pupils to –

  • Take part in a fun hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths activity
  • Experience real life problem solving and learning
  • Develop design, manufacturing, team work, communication & business skills
  • Take part in a UK Nationwide challenge

The Jaguar Primary School Challenge is sponsored and supported by Jaguar Cars. Jaguar and Varlowe Industrial Services understand the need to encourage and motivate young people to develop key skills needed for the future.

The Challenge

Students are challenged to form a team of 4 pupils and design a race car out of card, complete with wheels, body and a mini driver. They will design and manufacture a body shell to fit a standard chassis using template software. Then they will need to print and cut their designs onto card and then make their car ready to race. The 4 pupils each will have a role to fulfill, Team Manager, Manufacturing Engineer, Design Engineer and Graphic Designer.

Regional finals will be held through the regional school hubs from March through to May 2017 with the UK National Final taking place at the end of June 2017.

For more information regarding the Challenge, please visit http://www.f1inschools.co.uk/primary/

We are over the moon to be involved in such an innovative project and helping a local school introduce engineering to young pupils.

Regional Finals – 23/05/2017 RAF Cosford