The school events last approximately four hours, for up to 100 students per event. The target age group is 12-15 years old. Being supported by multiple sponsors means that we can keep the cost to the schools down to £750 per event. For schools who may struggle to afford this, we have a well-established and effective structure which enables and supports the students to write to local companies for sponsorship, adding a further learning aspect to the event.
Following an introductory talk, the students are divided into eight groups which then carousel around the various activities. With the exception of the simulators, each activity comes with its own learning materials and they are designed to be run with minimum adult input, keeping staff supervision requirements low. The activities are:
The event ends with a 20 minute talk covering the following topics:
Careers in STEM and Motorsport
Tenacity and the value of learning
Diversity and Sustainability