There is a huge resource of knowledge that resides in schoolteachers, particularly in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
Over the coming years many of these knowledgeable teachers will be retiring and their knowledge will be lost to the back yard shed (that is if they haven’t down sized already) if we don’t do something about it.
So REA has decided to take action.
REA is creating the SILVERBACK Race Team for retiring teachers (and also some not so retiring). We aim to harness the skills and capabilities of this knowledgeable and experienced resource to support students undertaking programs like F1inSchools, SUBS in Schools and 4×4 in Schools. It will also provide an excellent opportunity for these teachers to pass on their knowledge to a new generation of teachers who are just starting out.
The opportunity to act as mentors for the students and the new teachers, to act as judges at REA events and helping to implement and train new teachers on new technologies, we feel, will be much more interesting than mowing the lawn and playing golf five time a week.
Old Passions Die Hard
The emotional reward derived from helping students to realise just how good they can be is hard to walk away from. SILVERBACK Racing aims to provide an teachers with an environment which will allow them the opportunity to continuing to pass on their knowledge to students but in a more relaxed way …. no more marking assignments ever again.
If the famous Paul Newman can still be successfully racing cars at 72 years of age there is no reason why teachers can’t be helping out STEM students for many years to come.
If you know a teacher who may be interested in becoming involved in SILVERBACK Racing or you would like to become a part of the Team yourself please drop us a line with your details and we can discuss how you might be able to help.
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