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F1 in Schools - Penrith Pistons

The World’s Largest Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) Competition


The F1 in Schools™ Technology Challenge is the world’s largest secondary school technology program. It involves over nine million students from 17,000 schools in 31 nations.


Students collaborate with many organisations, industry and higher education facilities to source knowledge and resources during their project. It also provides a platform for mentoring of students. In doing so, they provide tremendous return on investment and education outcomes for all parties.


Both metropolitan and rural schools are linked to encourage ongoing collaboration between country and urban students. The students develop a confidence that they have skills and understanding of technology to allow them to continue to live where they like (city or country), following their chosen careers. The program facilitates city and country students how to collaborate over distance in business, empowering them to deal with people anywhere in the world.


Australian National Final 2018

200 students and teachers from all corners of Australia will come together to compete for the opportunity to become Australian National Champions and represent Australia at the next F1 in Schools™ World Finals.  The key competition days are 6th & 7th March with the students being involved in cultural and mentoring activities on the other days.


Penrith Christian School students will be representing NSW in the National Final and will be only one step away from the World Championship that will be held in Singapore later in 2018.


In addition to the development of their car design, the Penrith Pistons team from have designed a trade stall, team shirts, portfolio and promotional merchandise in order to compete at the Championships.


Generous support from the team’s major sponsors, Penrith Council, Evotec, Hercules Plastics and Western Sydney University, have enabled the team to compete and travel.


The 2018 F1 team (Penrith Pistons) representing NSW are;

Robert Hodge (Year 11)
Team leader

Teagan Bowler (Year 10)
Resource & Marketing Manager

Makayla Watts (Year 11)
Graphic Designer

Samuel Morley (Year 11)
Design Engineer

Imogen Rogers (Year 9)
Manufacturing Engineer


If you would like to sponsor the team then please contact our Resource & marketing manager Teagan Bowler Teagan.bowler@pcs.nsw.edu.au