Silverstone fun takes place at Noremarsh

By Jessica Durston - 30 June 2022

Education
  • Year 6 students posing with helmets and tyres

    Year 6 students posing with helmets and tyres

Pupils at Noremarsh Junior School were treated to an exciting afternoon exploring the world of motorsport when Silverstone Interactive Museum visited this week.

Year 5 students enjoy the Silverstone experience

Charlie Clark, Outreach Officer for the museum, visited the school to deliver STEM workshops to all year groups.

She talked about the many career opportunities within motorsport and Charlie explained more about what goes on behind the scenes at Formula One.

Noremarsh said its pupils learned interesting facts and were then encouraged to hold or try on different motorsports objects. There were helmets and race suits, Formula One race tyres, as well as carbon fibre body work and suspension components for the children to puzzle over.

When asked why the workshops were important, Charlie explained: “We offer interactive workshops using genuine motorsport objects to encourage enjoyment of STEM in a hands-on environment.”

She continued: “We also discuss career opportunities within STEM, as the motorsport industry is not just about the driver.”

Children enjoyed trying on the race suits and helmets. One year 5 student commented: “I couldn’t hear very much with the helmet on and it was really tight.  I wouldn’t want to wear it for a long time.”

Another pupil was surprised by the size of the race tyres. They said: “They are so big and really heavy. I didn’t realise slick tyres were completely smooth.”

Noremarsh Junior School says it is is keen to provide children with a wide range of diverse experiences which take learning beyond the classroom.

Headteacher Hilary MacMeekin finished by saying: “At Noremarsh we are ambitious for all our children. We celebrate their differences and try to find a wide range of experiences to enhance and enrich our curriculum.

"These workshops have been brilliant. They are a fun, interactive way to open a child’s mind to something they may have never heard of or considered before, that’s why they are so important.”

Silverstone Interactive Museum offers free face to face interactive workshops to encourage enjoyment of STEM in a hands-on environment.

Individuals can visit www.silverstonemuseum.co.uk for more information.

More information about Noremarsh Junior School can be found at www.noremarsh.wilt.sch.uk

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