The Primary School Challenge engages primary students as young as 5 years old in building and racing a paper-based F1® car. The program has been designed as a subset of the High School F1 in Schools™ Challenge and is aimed at students in years K-7, engaging them in a STEM activity which is fun.
The Challenge has students building a paper version of an F1 car. The Challenge is designed as a stepping stone via which students can develop an understanding and interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
The skills the program aims to develop include problem solving, research, communication, collaboration and teamwork: skills that will not be replaced by disruptive technologies and skills that have been identified as being in demand by industries the world over.
As pupils move from primary to high school, they will be able to continue to develop their STEM skills by engaging in complementary programs at high school such as F1 in Schools™, Land Rover 4x4 in Schools and SUBS in Schools.
2019 F1 in Schools Primary School Challenge
The 2019 Greater Hunter F1 in Schools Primary School Challenge will be held at the Maitland Federation Centre 10 Bent St Maitland on Tuesday 27th August.
Schools from around the region will compete against each other for the title of grand champion. There are 4 session times that are available during the day.