Minister presents awards to ‘F1 in schools’ students
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.