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F1 in Schools is a global educational program, aiming to raise awareness of STEM and Formula 1 among students in every region, country and continent. The program’s first edition in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ran from January 20 to March 17.
Five groups of students had participated in the national finals to qualify for the world championship. The three winning student teams that were selected will study, design and build models of F1 cars that will be presented in the 2022 finalein the UK from July 10-14.
The training of the Saudi Arabian national team was conducted by five specialist facilitators who are put the students through an intensive training program to come up with miniature models of F1 cars that would participate in the 2022 Aramco F1 in Schools World Finals in July 2022, where Saudi student teams will participate for the first time.
As a part of F1 in Schools promotion of students overall development the program inspires and challenges students to use IT to learn about:
The students will then be able to apply what they learn in practical, imaginative, competitive and exciting ways.
In 2019, Aramco announced its plan to sponsor F1 in Schools as a title partner and in collaboration with Ithra as a local champion of STEM education, The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) was selected to organize the Saudi Arabian chapter of the program at a training hub in collaboration with provided by King Fahd University of Petroleum (KFUPM), and the Minerals and the Technology Advancement and Prototyping Center (TAPC), to train, mentor and support the local participants, where 25 shortlisted students from both government and private schools are being trained during the first half of 2022.