Case Studies: F1 Challenge

TATA Steel & F1 in Schools 2011

TATA Steel – F1 in Schools Four primary schools and one comprehensive school have signed up for the Formula 1 Challenge in schools in partnership with Tata Steel.  The F1 challenge will see the schools develop an F1 Car over the next few months using CAD/CAM. “The F1 Challenge is an excellent way to engage young children in engineering and STEM subjects at a young age.  Tata Steel are proud to be able to support our local schools with our […]

Team Fast Lane Racing of Ysgol Friars, Bangor…

Team Fast Lane Racing of Ysgol Friars, Bangor, are the current welsh F1 in Schools champions and have recently taken part in the World Final that was held in Abu Dhabi in conjunction with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The team, have over the past 12 months, been applying their skills, knowledge and acute attention to detail to their World Final set-up. The team, consisting of 6 Ysgol Friars pupils (Isabel Griffith, Aron Griffith, Tomos Owen, Emily Owens, Masuma Begum […]

F1 – Dave Tiddy, Head of 6th Form, Ysgol Pen Y Bryn

This has been a fabulous experience for our school, and has been unlike any other project that we have previously been involved with.  Motivation for this project was marvellous, as you never need to justify why you are building a “Race Car”.  For our project we had to design, make and race our own unique gas powered race car at the Welsh Heat of the Bloodhound Challenge as part of Formula One in schools.  Our main aim was to take […]

Tim Fflam, Ysgol Botwnnog

A team of five students from Ysgol Botwnnog in Gwynedd, North Wales have shown how, through dedication, hard work and an eye for detail, they have designed, made, tested and raced a model Formula One car which could be a world beater! Having taken part in the ‘F1 in Schools’ Challenge they are this year’s winners in Wales, and are now set to take on teams from across the world in Malaysia in September this year! ‘Formula 1 in Schools’ […]

West Park Primary School – Team Dynamite

West Park Primary school is located in the village of Nottage, about 1 mile outside of Porthcawl. The school was built and opened for teaching in 1971 and has since been extended to incorporate the growing needs of the surrounding area and community with the opening of a purpose- built, full-time nursery. Through 2008 & 2009 the school has been awarded the ‘Eco-schools Green Flag’, the ‘BECTA ICT excellence award’. The school has entered a team in the Primary Schools […]