Westside Academy Racing Formula 1 Style

By Kendall Robertson
February 14, 2018 - 4:03pm Updated: February 14, 2018 - 5:56pm

PRINCE GEORGE - A group of grade eight and nine students at Westside Academy are getting ready to compete on an international stage. They're headed to Butte, Montana next month to compete in the "Formula 1 in Schools" race.  The competition encourages kids aged nine to 19 to use STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) to design and race a tiny Formula 1 car.

Westside students have designed a CO2 powered vehicle with the help of engineers from CNC and the Wood Innovation and Design Centre. They have also found sponsors and raised funds for the trip on their own. 

Westside Academy is the only Canadian team west of Manitoba that's heading to the States for the competition. They will compete on March 11 and 12.


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