There’s no competition more heart-racing than Formula One. Even in the classroom.
In a competition that is truly global in scale, more than 17,000 schools in 44 nations are vying for the F1 in Schools championship crown, to design and build their own Formula One model car. The idea is to see whose F1 model goes the furthest in a battle of aerodynamics, rolling resistance, weight and friction.
And Shell Australia is flying the flag for a local team on their F1 in Schools quest.
At Albert Park College, just a few blocks away from the famous Albert Park Formula One circuit in Melbourne, resides the headquarters of Troop Athena.
Named after the Greek Goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, mathematics and strategy, Troop Athena consists of four Year-8 female Albert Park College students who are determined to give the competition a red-hot go.
In Australia alone, Troop Athena is up against 22,000 fellow secondary school students.
Shell’s sponsorship of Troop Athena will go towards the construction of the miniature F1 car, development of uniforms and the livery on their booth at the competition – all in which contributes to the development of the teams’ learning and development of science, technology, engineering and mathematics fundamentals.
The F1 in Schools competition is the world’s largest ‘STEM’ competition, as these subjects are called.