Port of Tyne backs Whitburn Academy team in F1 event

The Port of Tyne is sponsoring Whitburn Academy's team in the F1 in schools championship

The Port of Tyne
The Port of Tyne

The Port of Tyne is sponsoring Whitburn Academy's team in the F1 in schools championship.

The initiative, which relies solely on support from industry, sees students create a business plan before designing, making and racing their own cars.

Winning teams in the regional championship will go through to a national event in Birmingham in March.

This is the second time the Port of Tyne has sponsored a team at Whitburn Academy.

Susan Wear, the business’s director of corporate affairs, said: “F1 in schools provides a good opportunity for students to develop a wide range of useful skills in an exciting environment.

“We wish all the teams competing in the regional round the best of luck.”

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