It’s easy for schools to become involved in the F1 in Schools™ project by following the four basic steps:
1. Curriculum Fit
Essentially schools need to make a decision about if and how they will integrate the F1 in Schools™s challenge into current school curriculum. The Challenge has been successfully delivered into the Key Learning Areas of Technology, Design, Science and Maths in Australian Schools. It is particularly suited to school subjects dealing with Engineering, CAD/CAM and design. For more information on curriculum fit, read the General Information Booklet.
Alternatively, schools can choose to run the challenge as an extra-curricular activity.
The basic and essential resources required to participate include:
- 3D CAD Software – all cars must be designed using 3D CAD.
- CAM Software – Computer Aided Manufacturing software to convert 3D CAD models to manufacturing code eg. DENFORD QuickCAM Milling Software
- CNC Mill or Router – All cars must be manufactured in a Computer Numeric Controlled Mill or Router eg. DENFORD Router 2600. If your school does not have a CNC Router, you can access this service from within industry or contact REA so we can put you in touch with a school who is prepared to do manufacturing for you on a cost recovery basis.
- Consumables and Technology – for a full range of project consumables and associated technology, check out our E-Store.
All essential and optional resources are available through REA. Check this website for more information.
5. Support Material
REA have created a range of support material to guide you through the challenge. These include:
- General Information Booklet
- Rules and Regulations
- Competition Assessment Criteria and Score Cards
- Teacher’s Guide to the Development Class
All this material is downloadable from this website. Should you require any additional support once you have read through the material, please feel free to give us a call.
5. School and Team Registration
REA is a not for profit organisation that relies on income derived from project registrations, sales of technology and limited government funding to operate and manage its activities. As such, schools wanting to deliver the F1 in Schools challenge and participate in the competition must register online and pay a fee. Fees collected assist in paying for project consumables, resource development and competition finals.
Click here to view a comprehensive cost structure.