Showing the world what goes on behind Formula Student’s closed doors is something we love to do best, so getting the chance to show our ever-growing wisdom of wooden cars was an afternoon well spent!
Exposing young minds to engineering and the world of formula racing is crucial (in our opinion – which is 100% right every time). Being able to interact with inquisitive minds and help construct models of cars was both rewarding and entertaining, as we were able to assist small groups of children in developing their mathematical and cooperative skills.
Being asked personally by the pupils themselves to come and offer our assistance made us feel rather honoured. Splitting everyone into small groups, the team members each took a mini team for themselves and started a fierce competition to see whose construction was the best – or actually ran.
The pupils got an opportunity to run their creations and present their work to the rest of the class. This is all preparation for what’s expected by an actual formula student, so we were essentially giving them a taster of what could be possible for them in the future! Applying our knowledge to the outside world is essential, and reaching out to youngsters in need of guidance is something that we were absolutely delighted to assist with. It was an entertaining day of learning and prepping potential formula students.