Encouraging the “Next Generation” engineers
Perry Hall School in Wednesfield recently contacted Varlowe regarding a project they had been looking to participate in.
They are currently looking for sponsorship to help them to participate in the F1 in Schools Challenge hosted by Jaguar Land Rover.
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.
The aim is to emulate the engineering companies’ design and engineering processes, such as Jaguar Cars.
The Challenge is open to students aged 5-11 years old. It is a fantastic way of getting young people involved in engineering.
Opportunities like this 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, teamwork, communication & business skills
- Take part in a UK Nationwide challenge
The F1 In Schools – Jaguar Primary School Challenge is sponsored and supported by Jaguar Land Rover Cars.
Jaguar and Varlowe Industrial Services understand the need to encourage and motivate young people to develop critical skills needed for the future.
The students’ Challenge was to form a team of 4 pupils and design a race car out of the card, complete with wheels, a 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 the card and then make their car ready to race.
The four pupils each will have a role to fulfil, 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.
*UPDATE* The day had come, and the results are in which you can read more about here Regional Finals – 23/05/2017 RAF Cosford