F1 in Primary Schools

Programme Category: Primary
Target Group: Years 4 - 7
Availability: Whole Class or Teams of 6 Pupils
Duration: 8 - 10 Weeks

Programme Details:

golden dragonThe F1 in Primary Schools is a competition for primary schools which requires pupils work in teams of six to design and manufacture CO2 powered model racing cars which are raced on a 25 metre track. The first stage is to design and produce a clay model of their car, from which Sentinus manufactures a balsa wood model.  The model is returned to the school for sanding, painting and finishing, including the fitting of axles and wheels, painting and branding.

Teams develop a design portfolio, visual display and verbal presentation in preparation for the Northern Regional Final.

Watch the video below to get a taste of the excitement of race day!




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