Penrith Christian School through to F1 in Schools State Titles

PCS F1 in SchoolsPenrith Christian School is on track for a best-ever result in the F1 in Schools™ Technology Challenge, the world’s largest secondary school technology program.

The team, named Flight360 is now preparing to compete in the State titles in November.

F1 in Schools is a program by Re-engineering Australia Foundation, which also runs 4x4 In Schools and SUBS in Schools. It involves over nine million students from 17,000 schools in 31 nations.

Students as young as 10 are designing, testing and making miniature gas-powered F1™ cars capable of travelling at 80km/h.
The members of Flight 360 have spent time working on this competition during holidays, their free time and during school time to achieve their aim in going as far as possible in the competition.

The competition has four stages; Regionals, State, Nationals and Worlds.

Team Leader, Jaden Blanco thanked Evotec IT Director Chris Molloy, for sponsoring the team.

“Evotec has been a generous supporter of the team. We are doing our best to learn as much as we can to improve our performance,” Jaden said.

Chris Molloy congratulated the team on their progress to date.

“I’m sure they’ll do well in the State Finals. They’re already big winners,” Chris said.

PCS Director of Innovation and Technology, Martin Bishop, said F1 in Schools helps students develop long term skills in leadership, team building, project management, business planning, public speaking, marketing, collaboration, writing and presentation.

Many students engaged in this program have been offered employment by industry before completing their studies.

Others are pursued by universities with competing scholarships and one has even been head hunted into the real world of Formula1™ racing as an aerodynamics engineer.