A high profile engineering challenge with clear goals where schools to work in partnership
with a local Automotive manufacturer.
Skills development and curriculum coverage for schools as well as exposure to a global
leader in automotive engineering.
Purposeful engagement with education and the local community.
A lot of fun for all involved
Project Timeline -click here to see Gravity Racer in pictures
February Invitation to a ‘launch event’ at MINI Plant Oxford
Curriculum and other relevant materials delivered by the project distributed
March / April Project build in schools with the opportunity for collective sessions
at a single venue to cover specific design / build workshops, e.g braking, body,
Curriculum sessions on how the project can cover elements of the wider curriculum
in ICT, Literacy, Maths, Business. Materials made available
May – June Unveiling of cars at MINI Plant Oxford, possible local ‘test’ event
Final preparations for Race Event at Richard’s Castle 08th July 2012
All of the management and curriculum materials for this project can be undertaken
collaboratively with MINI Plant Oxford and Engineering Your Future who established
the programme and have run it with education and employers for several years.
For the full outline, detailing project delivery, resources, equipment and management
please click here.