F1 in Schools™ a prestigious global STEM educational initiative, has received endorsement from City & Guilds.
The initiative challenges students to create their own Formula One™ team to design, manufacture and race a miniature Formula One “Car of the Future”. The cars are 21cm-long scale models designed using 3D solid modelling software and machined from a block of balsa wood. They are then raced on a 20 metre track, covering the distance in just over one second.
The endorsement of City & Guilds, a global leader in skills education, demonstrates the important role that F1 in Schools plays in helping young people to develop academic and life skills through participation in the competition.
Andrew Denford, Founder and Chairman, F1 in Schools, says of the announcement, “We are very proud to have this recognition from City & Guilds. As the leading global STEM initiative, we have a far-reaching student audience familiar with City & Guilds and the role that it plays in developing talents and abilities for future careers. The endorsement of City & Guilds further entrenches F1 in Schools in the education industry and is another benefit to students who take part in our programme.”
Speaking of the endorsement, Gary Woolton, Recognitions Executive at City & Guilds, says: “F1 in Schools is a fantastic way for students to get interested in STEM careers. We share in its goal to help young people realise their ambitions, and it’s a pleasure to endorse this great initiative. It’s so important for young people to see how education can connect to the world of work, and F1 in Schools does a great job of this. I’m sure it will continue to grow and influence even more young people throughout the world.”
F1 competitions take place across 40 countries and promote a positive perception of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The initiative creates a fun and challenging learning environment for young people to develop technical skills and spark their interest in pursuing STEM careers.
About F1 in Schools
F1 in Schools is the only global multi-disciplinary challenge for students aged 9 to 19. The founding constitution of F1 in Schools stipulates that it shall remain a not-for-profit organisation. Based in London and supported by the Institution of Engineering and Technology, funds are raised through sponsorship and invested in administering, developing and expanding the challenge. The competition inspires students to use IT to learn about physics, aerodynamics, design, manufacturing, branding, graphics, sponsorship, marketing, leadership, teamwork, media skills and financial strategy, and apply them in a practical, imaginative and exciting way.
About the City & Guilds Group
· The City & Guilds Group is a global leader in skills development. Its purpose is to enable people and organisations to develop their skills for personal and economic growth.
· Backed by a Royal Charter, the City & Guilds Group has 135 years’ experience in making sure that people are prepared to contribute to successful businesses and thriving economies.
· The City & Guilds Group partners with more than 200 companies to develop the skilled workforces that they need, and invests in learning technologies to help people learn whenever and wherever they can.
· The City & Guilds Group is made up of City & Guilds, the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM), and City & Guilds Kineo:
o City & Guilds develops programmes of learning, learning technology, certification and assessment, to support colleges, training providers and governments.
o ILM helps individuals, education providers and businesses improve the standards of leadership and management through qualifications, accredited training and specialist member services. ILM awards qualifications to over 95,000 managers across the world every year.
o City & Guilds Kineo is a global workplace learning company. It offers a fresh approach to elearning management systems, apprenticeships and managed learning services.
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