TXM Academy are backing Tiro Racing as the team of six engineer apprentices take part in the 2017 Formula 1 in Schools World Finals in Kuala Lumpur.
The team from Kingston, London were named English National Champions at the end of March and now have their sights set on Malaysia for the World Finals of the F1 in Schools and TXM Academy are supporting the youngsters all the way.
F1 in Schools is the world’s largest multi-disciplinary STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) competition which involves students from 11-19 years-old in teams of four to six members. Their task is to design, manufacture and test a model F1 car following a set of regulations, whilst also considering team identity, branding, marketing and sponsorship; just like a real F1 team.
Tiro Racing have already progressed through the Regional competition after being awarded second place overall and Best Team Identity. They went on to win the National Final, where they claimed Best Engineered Car as well as England Champions title and second place overall. Next stop for Josh Schofield, Alisha Read, George Lawlor, Hugh Barker, Toby Thomson and Matt Watkins is Malaysia at the end of September when the team of apprentices take on the world’s best teams.
“We are really pleased to be sponsoring Tiro Racing on their road to success and their journey to the World Finals in Kuala Lumpur,” said TXM Academy Managing Director Andrew Midgley.
“All six of the team have shown tremendous ingenuity and ability and they deserve all the credit they get for their terrific achievements so far.”
As part of TXM Academy’s apprenticeship and training business, Engineering Lecturer, Momodou Ceesay has been mentoring the apprentices who are taking part in F1 in Schools and the team have recently setup a fundraising campaign as well: https://www.gofundme.com/tiroracing to help them on their way to the World Finals.