Delcam staff support local school in Jaguar F1 Primary School Challenge
Two Delcam staff, Andrew Whitten and Richard Pedley, have been helping Holy Family Primary School, located close to the company’s headquarters in Small Heath, Birmingham, with the Jaguar Primary School Challenge. The two teams entered by Holy Family Primary and mentored by Andrew and Richard won 1st and 2nd place in the Birmingham regional finals. The national finals will be held at the Ricoh Arena in June.
The Jaguar Primary School Challenge is part of the UK F1 in Schools programme, which is sponsored by Delcam’s parent company, Autodesk. Full details are at www.f1inschools.co.uk
The Jaguar Primary School Challenge is open to students aged 5-11 years old and involves designing and manufacturing the fastest car possible emulating the design and engineering processes employed by real engineering companies, such as Jaguar Cars. The children also have to produce a display to promote their team, create merchandising and give a five-minute presentation on their car.
Jaguar Cars has been a supporter of F1 in Schools since its launch in 2000. The company understands the need to encourage and motivate young people to develop key skills needed for UK industry to be successful in producing award-winning vehicles.
Alison Lloyd, one of the teachers at the school, said, "We certainly wouldn’t have entered without the help we received from Andrew and Richard. The children said it was one of the happiest days of their lives, so we played a part in giving them that achievement.”
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21 May 2014