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i2E Speed Challenge

Introduction 2 Engineering (i2E) stimulates student's interest in STEM subjects through hands-on, practical activities.

i2E Speed Challenge

I2E Speed Challenge is a fantastic two-hour activity where pupils get to experience the exciting world of CO2 powered model racing cars. Pupils work in teams to build and race their cars on our purpose-built floor track to see which team has produced the fastest CO2 powered car.

This whole class workshop gets pupils working in teams to build cars, and then race them on our purpose-built track to see which team has produced the fastest F1 car.

Through this engaging session, pupils will explore what is involved in designing and manufacturing the quickest car possible.

Teams will also be challenged with brand identity, so get your creative caps on as we love a great team name and logo to help you stand out!

This workshop is suitable for progression steps 3 & 4 and lasts for approximately 2 hours for a class of 30 pupils. Multiple classes and year groups can also be catered for.


Minimum of 2 participants, maximum of 30 participants.


Full day £495 to accommodate 2 classes, 2 full days £850, 3 full days £1200. Days do not have to be booked consecutively.

Funded workshops are available for secondary schools in Ceredigion Local Authority.

Learning outcomes

  • Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects

  • Improve awareness and aspirations for STEM-related study and careers

Subjects and topics

    • Art and Design
    • Computing
    • Design and Technology
    • Engineering
    • Physics
    • Design, art and fashion
    • Electronics, robotics and programming
    • General engineering
    • Materials, products and manufacturing
    • Mechanical engineering, systems and processes

Gatsby benchmarks

  • Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Personal guidance

Essential skills

The essential skills every young person needs to succeed in education and their future career. Find out more at the Skills Builder Partnership. This experience builds the following skills:

  • Problem solving - the ability to find a solution to a complex situation or challenge.

  • Teamwork - working cooperatively with others towards achieving a shared goal.

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