Year 10 Middleton Technology School students took an inspirational designing pit stop at Manchester Metropolitan University as they participated in the Formula 1 Schools Challenge.
The team learned about a host of different engineering principles and secrets throughout the day. Exploring race car friction, how design features can increase speed, as well as how best to style a vehicle with visual brand language.
Formula 1 in Schools is a global multi-disciplinary challenge backed by the Formula 1 community, based on teaching students Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths (STEM) skills in a fun and exciting environment.
Based on the format of the Formula 1 Championships, F1 in Schools is a team event aimed at students aged between 9 -19 providing them with the opportunity to use CAD/CAM software to design, analyse, manufacture, test, and then race miniature compressed air powered cars. Furthermore, the team must raise funds and find their own sponsorship to participate in the competition.
Speaking of the project, Kieran Royales, Teacher of Engineering said, “We are delighted to offer this opportunity to our young people which allows them to explore STEM subjects in real-life scenarios. This is part of our ambitions at the school to raise students’ aspirations and open their minds to future opportunities.”
The school would like to thank Technologies Solutions in Rawtenstall for their support and sponsorship this season.