F1 In Schools is a programme from NA College designed for young people aged 11 to 19 years old. Through designing, testing, developing and racing a miniature car, participants gain an insight into how a product is developed and manufactured.
The F1 in Schools programme helps to change the perception of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) by creating a fun and exciting learning environment. Young people develop an informed view about careers in manufacturing and engineering.
Participants and their schools also have the opportunity to compete for regional and national and even international awards.
The F1 In Schools STEM Challenge is a worldwide STEM-based competition involving teams from schools who compete against students from all over the world.
At our purpose-built F1 Manufacturing Hub, schools have access to CNC machines, 3D printers, laser cutters, wind tunnels, smoke tunnels, lathes and our 20m official F1 race track.
Schools have access to all equipment and materials at no charge (subject to availability).
Since we formed our Hub, we have had major success with local schools, with teams from the region reaching the Singapore world finals in 2015 and the world finals in Texas in 2016.
We also have former competitors who reached two world finals and now teach the students in our school engagement programmes.
We now boast the largest regional finals in the whole of the UK, which is held annually at the Nissan Sports and Social Club.