What is the Hiperbaric Challenge?
The Hiperbaric Challenge (HC) forms part of the Corporate Social Responsibility actions program of Hiperbaric in partnership with Desmasa and the Center for Innovation and Talent Development. The aim of the educational program is to challenge young people in the 3rd and 4th year of Secondary Education, Baccalaureate and Training Cycles of Middle and Higher Degree to design and construct a prototype inertia car (go-kart).
The teams, made up of a maximum of ten students per educational centre and guided by a teacher and mentors, design and build the go-kart. Developing their design and innovation skills, learning to work in teams, and discovering and overcoming scientific and technological challenges. Once their go-kart has been built, the teams present their final product to a jury and take part in a race against other teams at an urban circuit.
The Hiperbaric Challenge is a multidisciplinary project in which both the technical development and the social values derived from the project are evaluated. The team’s presentation to the jury must include the decision-making processes for the design and production phase of the car.
Young Engineers Club
This is the first year Sotogrande International School has enrolled in this project, which is being led by the Young Engineers Club. The team is made up of students ranging from PYP6 to MYP5. So far they have worked well together to create a feasibility study, the high standard of work submitted was recognised by the Hiperbaric Challenge committee.
The team are eager to start with the next phase of the project and to face all of the challenges that come with the actual construction of the car!