LONDON – 6th October 2014 – Ensuring their competitors compete with as minimal disruption to their education as possible has always been an important element for Formula Kart Stars, and a new partnership with F1 in Schools has further strengthened the offering of the only Karting Championship supported by Formula 1 Teams, Mr Ecclestone and Formula One Management.
F1 in Schools, founded by Andrew Denford in 1999, is now a well-established international competition for school children aged 9-19 with the aim of introducing them to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) in a fun environment by tasking them to design and manufacture a miniature car. Although different content to that of Formula Kart Stars, the programme is fully supported by Mr Ecclestone and Formula One Management, providing a natural partnership.
In 2015, F1 in Schools will assist FKS by delivering selected elements of their industry leading STEM curriculum to the young karters throughout the 2015 season. The workshops will be available to all FKS drivers, and will take place in a purpose built mobile classroom which will be trackside at all FKS events. The workshops will not only teach drivers the fundamentals of engineering but will both assist their understanding of karting set-up as well as further their potential career opportunities in motorsport.
Andrew Denford, Founder and Chairman, F1 in Schools, is happy to be working with FKS next season: "F1 in Schools has an obvious synergy with Formula Kart Stars, not only with both sharing the support of Bernie Ecclestone and Formula One Management, but also in the aims of nurturing young talent to achieve their potential. We’re very pleased to be linking with FKS and assisting with the education aspects of the Series. Through our curriculum materials and integration into the new Engineering qualification we will be able to offer FKS competitors a learning opportunity which is relevant to their racing activities and their schooling.”
“Addressing our competitors educational requirements has always been part of the ethos of Formula Kart Stars, and is something which Mr Ecclestone and Formula One Management have always strongly supported” said FKS Chairman Carolynn Hoy. “In 2015 we will be further developing on the Learning Bus that was utilised in previous seasons, and introducing a new dedicated trailer converted into a fully equipped classroom. We are very pleased to announce that F1 in Schools will be working closely with Formula Kart Stars to assist in providing the academic content, and look forward to further helping our competitors to develop both on track and academically”.
Full details of the programme will be announced in the coming weeks on the FKS and F1 in Schools
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