F1 in Schools Saturday Masterclasses - Schools Together
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F1 in Schools - Saturday Masterclasses

 

The F1 in Schools initiative is to help challenge the perceptions of science, technology, engineering and maths by creating a fun and exciting learning environment for young people to develop an informed view about careers in engineering, Formula 1, science, marketing and technology. 

More than twenty students from King’s, Blacon High School and Bishops’ Blue Coat High School took part in an F1 in Schools Masterclass through our Chester Schools Together partnership. 

The sessions took place over three Saturday mornings at King's, led by Head of Department Mr Curtis. 

Aims

The F1 in Schools initiative is to help challenge the perceptions of science, technology, engineering and maths by creating a fun and exciting learning environment for young people to develop an informed view about careers in engineering, Formula 1, science, marketing and technology. 

Working in four teams, the students were introduced to specialist CAD/CAM software to collaborate and design miniature compressed air-powered cars made from F1 model block.

They manufactured the models and raced them in their final session.

They also pitched for sponsorship for their team. 

Background

The need for development of DT projects was identified by the Headteachers and Director of Partnerships across the three schools. 

Resources

Teaching resources: Four members of King's staff, one member of Bishops' staff required over three consecutive Saturday mornings. 


Small financial contribution to cover catering.

 

 

Impact

More than 20 pupils from across the three schools took part in the project. 

 

Video testimonials were collected in the final session. 

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