Over the course of the year, the Linn Primary School in Larne, have been working hard on their project for Formula 1 in Schools challenge. And on Thursday 4th February, they took 1st place!
What is Formula 1 in Schools? (as stated on F1 in Schools Website)
F1 in Schools Ltd is a not-for-profit company established with committed partners to provide an exciting yet challenging educational experience through the magnetic appeal of Formula One.
F1 in Schools the only global multi-disciplinary challenge in which teams of students aged 9 to 19 deploy CAD/CAM software to collaborate, design, analyse, manufacture, test, and then race miniature compressed air powered balsa wood F1 cars.
It is a unique global platform for the promotion of Formula One and partners to a youth market.
Teams must raise sponsorship and manage budgets to fund research, travel and accommodation.
The challenge inspires students to use IT to learn about physics, aerodynamics, design, manufacture, branding, graphics, sponsorship, marketing, leadership/teamwork, media skills and financial strategy, and apply them in a practical, imaginative, competitive and exciting way.
The Linn Primary school contacted Minprint originally for some promotional items to go along with their F1 display. We at Minprint, then offered a sponsorship, alongside various other sponsors with the Linn PS team to help boost their chances of taking home the checkered flag in style! Below are some images of their F1 display, the hand built F1 car and the winning team!