Newcastle High School for Girls is the North East’s designated hub school for the The Jaguar Primary School Challenge. The challenge is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) competition, open to pupils aged 6-11 years old and involves designing and manufacturing the fastest car possible within a set of rules, following the design and engineering processes employed by real engineering companies like Jaguar Land Rover.
We will be inviting Primary Schools from across the North East to compete in the Regional Final here at NHSG on 25th March 2019 and our NHSG teams will be made up of sixteen Year 6 girls and two Year 5 girls. Participants will research, design and create model racing cars, learning about aerodynamic forces, efficiency, mathematics and the principles of design. The teams will also be given the chance to experiment with the electrification of their vehicles, considering the design considerations of using alternative energy sources. Our teams then compete to be crowned National Champions, producing design portfolios, presenting to the judges and culminating in the ultimate test of speed with a pulsating head-to-head race.
The Jaguar Primary School Challenge is a first step on the road to becoming a real Engineer one day… so belt up for the journey of a lifetime!