For Students & Teachers


F1 in Schools

The world’s most competitive STEM competition involving over 17,000 schools in 44 countries. Students design-make-race a miniature F1 car capable of reaching 80 km/h in under 1 second.

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Subs in Schools

Students explore the complex challenges of maritime engineering, hydrodynamics, coding and electronics as they design and build operational submarines and ROV’s.

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Space in Schools

Students design and build a 3D model of a Bio-Medical Space Hub. They will then have to present their Space Hub ideas to a team of industry judges.

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F1 in Schools Primary STEM Project

An “entry point” to STEM for both boys and girls. Students as young as five years of age enjoying the fun of racing an F1 car they have built. This is a launchpad to high school STEM learning pathways.

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4x4 in Schools

Students have the opportunity to move into the world of autonomous vehicle design combining electronics, coding, robotics and 3D to design and build a remotely controlled off-road vehicle.

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Our Philosophy – STEM 4.0

REA has produced a white paper that examines the historical development of education; the role industry has played in that development and the reasons behind the creation of STEM as a catalyst to lead a change in educational strategy.

It examines the definition of STEM 4.0 and presents alternative structures for the education system, which support this concept, and monitors students outcomes resulting from deep engagement with STEM 4.0 activities.

Proven Results-Based STEM Learning

Over the past two decades, REA’s unique applied learning programs have put “Cool” back into Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

Our programs link schools, industry, TAFE, universities and parents in a collaborative and entrepreneurial environment focused on attracting students to take up STEM based subjects at school and careers after leaving school.

A major reason behind the success of our programs is the practical and applied learning techniques we employ. We confront students with exciting challenges, we equip them with world-class tools and connect them to industry mentors to facilitate development of their thirst for knowledge.

Our programs deliver curriculum-based learning outcomes from the earliest years of primary education through to senior high school. We have created an environment in which students are self motivated to learn. The programs are not just about technical skills but also develop the many “soft skills” industry is asking for, making them more employable.

Our programs have a dramatically positive impact on classroom dynamics. Student engagement improves across all schools subjects and 86% of teachers highlight that participation has changed the way their schools engages with the concept of STEM.

Even the students are reflecting the impact with 51% of participants more interested in studying higher levels of Maths, 60% more interested in studying higher levels of Science and 70% of all students changing their career path motivations to be STEM based.

Education Outcomes Research

Each year REA undertakes to measure the effectiveness of each of its programs against a set of research objectives which align with the goals of Industry. This measurement process is part of a longitudinal research program aimed at helping determine the motivational drivers of children’s career decision choices and providing an understanding of the following:

  • The impact the programs are having on individuals,
  • The incidence and influence the programs have on schools,
  • The capacity of each program to increase students understanding of the opportunities which exist in STEM-based careers
  • Identifying student’s motivation toward careers in STEM and STEM subjects at school.

The research process is in the form of survey questionnaires which are competed by both teachers and students. The surveys collect both quantitative and qualitative data. The quantitative data focuses on examining the attitudes of both the teachers and students to various topics relating to their involvement in the programs. Qualitative data provides a source against which the quantitative analysis can be cross referenced.

REA uses the results to make changes to its programs.

Industry Support & Mentoring

Ways to connect with Industry

“F1 in Schools™ is the foundation and key innovation focus in our STEM program. It is taught as a curriculum subject with some 150 students taking part each year. Teachers in all subject disciplines contribute to the program, promoting true STEM ideals.”

Stephen Read
Lead STEM teacher, Brighton Secondary School

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