Min­is­ter presents awards to ‘F1 in schools’ stu­dents

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Education Min­is­ter Costas Kadis re­ceived the six stu­dents from the Li­vad­hia Dis­trict High School in Lar­naca, who took part and won prizes at the “F1 in schools” com­pe­ti­tion in Singapore.

The Cypriot team won two prizes: Team web­site award sup­ported by fan­tas­tic me­dia and In­no­va­tive think­ing award sup­ported by Lo­tus F1 team.

Kadis said that the achieve­ment of the Cypriot stu­dents, hail­ing from a school that has the frac­tion of an op­er­at­ing bud­get of other schools abroad, re­flects the pos­i­tive as­pects of our education sys­tem and the good work achieved in sev­eral sec­tors. He said that the min­istry will also re­view the pro­pos­als submitted by the stu­dents to en­cour­age the par­tic­i­pa­tion of stu­dents from all schools at sim­i­lar in­ter­na­tional com­pe­ti­tions and fora.

The “F1 in schools” is an in­ter­na­tional con­test where par­tic­i­pants must de­sign, build and par­tic­i­pate in races using minia­ture F1 ve­hi­cles, made of solid balsa and plas­tic and using a sin­gle bot­tle of com­pressed CO2 gas must achieve a top speed of 90kph over a dis­tance of 25 me­tres. The ve­hi­cles must not weigh more than 53gr and should be no longer than 24cm.

The win­ning stu­dents were Ni­cholas Vatis, Dami­anos Pa­pas, Fa­nis Mah­malat, Yior­gos Mousoulou, Odysseas Psaras and Stephanos Kyr­i­akou.

They were ac­com­pa­nied by Yior­gos Pro­topa­pas.

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