Scientists in Sport champions meet an F1 champion!

11 September 2013

Just when our Fast Forward Challenge winners, from Waldegrave School in Twickenham, thought things couldn’t get any better, today they met Formula 1TM driving ace Jenson Button.

The girls, who were crowned champions of our Scientists in Sport competition earlier in the summer, met Jenson when the F1 racing champion visited our headquarters in London to talk science, engineering, and how teamwork helps him succeed.

Jenson was interested to hear more about how the team had designed a test to help speed up his reaction times and said he’d been very impressed with their ideas.

Kay Penly, science teacher at Waldegrave School, said: “This whole experience has been massive for the school and has been a great way to really bring science to life in the classroom. We are so proud of the girls and all they have achieved. Meeting Jenson was the icing on the cake – the team was thrilled!”

And for the team, the work they have done through the Scientists in Sport programme has helped them think differently about science. Team member Miranda said: “We’ve never done anything as big or exciting as this before.”

See for yourselves how the girls won the Challenge Final at the McLaren Technology Centre here.

Join in the excitement of our programme, check out the new teaching resources and follow the conversation with @GSKScience.