When we had our own D2BD STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) day at school on the 15th June, there were six different activities that all of the girls in Years 5 and 6 could do. We were really excited to be able to meet a real rally driver, Shelly Taunt and were very lucky to be able to have two engineers from Williams Racing visit with lots of actual F1 equipment to tell us about their jobs in Formula 1. There were also some STEM tasks, a first aid session and a physical challenge with a batak to have a go at in the morning. It was just like the D2BD day in Tamworth, but at Watchfield. In the afternoon, we used what we had learnt to complete a rubber band powered car challenge. It was great fun! Click on the icons below to find out more about what we did.
“It was really encouraging doing the day at school. You learnt a lot in it. I really liked it that Jamie and Jack came to show us all of the F1 equipment. It was really interesting to see. I also really liked all of the challenges we had, which showed how hard racing is; it’s not just driving a car, there’s lots behind the scenes. After having the day, you can see that motor sport is really interesting and a lot of fun”. Marit