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F1 in Schools and Energy Breakthrough

F1 in Schools and Energy Breakthrough

F1 in Schools

F1 in Schools is the world’s largest STEM competition, involving nine million students from 17,000 schools from all over the world. Teams are challenged to design, test and make miniature F1 cars capable of travelling at 80km/hr.

Trinity’s Design and Technology Department offer an accelerated learning opportunity for students to design, test, manufacture and race CO2 powered model F1 style racing cars.

Students gain access to the latest industry-standard design and manufacturing technologies including CAD/CAM software CATIA (used by Airbus, Boeing, McLaren F1 and many others), Autodesk, Solidworks,3D printing, CNC milling, Laser cutting and engraving, smoke tunnels, wind tunnels (real and virtual CFD), computerised race track and more.

This co-curricular program promotes educational learning, leadership, mentoring and sharing of ideas by working in teams. F1 in Schools is the largest STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) competition in the world.

Energy Breakthrough

The Energy Breakthrough is a science, technology, engineering, and maths active learning program. It provides opportunities for students, teachers, parents and local industry to work together to design and construct a vehicle, a machine or innovation in technology that will represent an ‘energy breakthrough’.

The program encourages participants to examine and use the latest technology while considering its impact on the environment and the way people live locally and globally. Trinity will be entering two teams this year to design an Energy Efficient Vehicle (EEV) in the category of Hybrid 1 OPEN (Pedal + 1 Other Source)

This cross-age program sees students work throughout the year to design, build and test vehicles or machines within detailed specifications. It requires a team effort and an across-the-curriculum approach.