Bradon Forest students take a trip to Silverstone

By Jessica Durston - 6 December 2022

EducationSecondary

30 of Bradon Forest School’s Year 10 students were lucky enough to have been taken to the Silverstone Interactive Museum and Track.

Staff said the school trip group were hosted by a knowledgeable volunteer, who explained how Silverstone used to be a RAF base where soldiers were taught to fly before World War II.

After looking at the history of Silverstone, the group were taken to view the various cars and motorbikes they had on show.

In the tech lab, they investigated the various engines, tyres and exhausts used. Students were also said to have had a chance to consider the materials used in the drivers’ suits, and how volunteering medical staff help to keep the visitors and drivers safe.

A spokesperson from Bradon Forest said: "After a quick pit stop for lunch - with an incredible view of the track - we were taken outside to watch the Formula 3 cars racing on the track. The noise and speed was incredible!"

The group's final session was with one of Silverstone's experts about the careers involved in Formula 1. The students were give the opportunity to try on the helmets, check out the tyres and ask questions about different aspects of Formula 1.

Two Bradon Forest students, Maddi B and Jamie H-S, said they loved watching the cars on the track, and how interactive the museum was.

They added: “It gave us the experience to learn all about Formula 1 racing and motorsports. It’s really inspired us about the careers involved in the engineering and motorsport sectors.”

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