Sotogrande International School introduces the F1 in Schools programme

We are pleased to inform you of a new and exciting addition to  the SIS curriculum – F1 in Schools. The programme, which is endorsed by Formula One and Mr Ecclestone, combines Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Design and Maths to provide a fun, exciting and innovative  learning environment for our students.

Aimed at students aged 9 – 19, CAD (Computer Aided Design) software is used to collaborate, design, analyse, manufacture, test, and then race a miniature compressed gas powered, foam F1 car. The F1 in Schools challenge inspires students to use IT to learn about physics, aerodynamics, design, manufacture, branding, graphics, sponsorship, marketing, leadership/teamwork, media skills and financial strategy.

Led by Mr Allen and  Mr Reichert in Secondary and Mr Álvarez and Mr Sanchez in Primary, we aim to roll out the programme over the coming months, involving all  students from P5 to M2. The F1 in Schools programme will form part of a unit of inquiry in each of these years, giving the students all the necessary skills to allow them to take part and compete against other schools in regional and world events.

This term will see our M2 students take the first 6 week unit of inquiry, starting to learn how to use design programmes, apply their ideas and manufacture their first sample car.

Extracurricular Club – F1 in Schools

F1 in Schools

F1 in Schools

We know for some students this programme will be truly inspiring, and to further enhance their learning opportunities Mr Allen and Mr Álvarez will be offering an extracurricular club for all secondary students, details of which will be announced shortly.

Fitting with our Educational Goal of creating extraordinary educational experiences for students, we believe this programme provides a hands on, fun and rewarding way to learn. For more information about the F1 in School Programme visit or contact


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