F1 In Schools
F1 in Schools is project/competition for students aged 11-19.
It involved STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects to build up in to an F1 car.
The car will be raced down a 20m track against other teams.
In 2008/09 Team Dash, who were the first team to represent our school made it to the world round which was held in Abu Dhabi. We hope that we follow in their footsteps and make it to the world final as Team Oblivion.
When you enter the F1 in Schools competition you have to transform a block of balsa wood in to a miniature F1 car which is powered by a CO2 canister. Other than the car we have to obtain sponsorship to fund our materials such as equipment for the car, our kit, promotional items and equipment for the 'pits' (display booth).
We have been doing the F1 in Schools project/competition inside and outside of school in our own time (lunchtime and after school).
During the preparation for the competition you have to prepare yourself for the judging. You will be judged three times; the first thing that you would be judged on is your verbal presentation where you will have five-minutes to talk to the judges about what you have achieved in the project. You will also have an engineering judging round where you talk about the development and manufacturing of the car, and you would be judged on your pit display.
As I was interested in engineering and F1 I formed a team to representing my school, Fitzalan High. Over the past two year it has been a exciting experience.
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