‘F1 Schools Technology Challenge opens
SANGARI South Africa, the provider of learning solutions, has launched the “F1 in Schools Technology Challenge” 2016 race season in its search for a team to represent South Africa at the world finals in 2017.
The competition aims to get pupils between the ages of 11 and 19 years, to design, manufacture and race their own miniature Formula One cars.
The F1 in Schools Technology Challenge has become well-known worldwide as an educational competition that actively promotes science, technology, engineering and mathematics (Stem). There are over 44 countries participating, making it a prestigious and fun event where the value of learning is showing exceptional results.
Pieter du Plessis, F1 in Schools programme manager at Sangari South Africa, said teams of three to six pupils are formed, a team name is selected and pupils are assigned their roles.
Teams wanting to participate in the regional competition must register their team and seek sponsorship to compete. The process follows the same process as a real Formula One team. The teams wishing to enter the official competitions on a regional, provincial, national or international level have to source sponsorships as these have different entry costs. Teams also need to source sponsorship for manufacturing cars, which vary from the manufacturing centre they use. Sponsors are often companies in close proximity to the school and the added benefit is that graduates from the school are absorbed into the organisation, thereby ensuring a viable return on their investment.
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