The new attraction, The Silverstone Experience, set to open this summer has revealed details of its education programme.
The attraction is a new visitor experience at Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire, the home of British motor racing, and is set to open in June.
It is predicted to attract more than 500,000 visitors per year and will bring to life the history of Silverstone and British motor sport through a dynamic, interactive and educational experience.
The experience has released details of its dedicated schools programme, which will use the technical heritage of British motor racing to inspire the engineers of the future.
School trips to the Silverstone Experience
School groups visiting will get to explore the exhibition, which is 4,000m² in size, as they are taken on a ‘journey’ through the past, present and future of Silverstone and motor sport in general.
A Technology Lab will form part of the ‘journey’, within which school groups of all Key Stages can learn about the engineering and technology that has changed the world of motor sport.
The Silverstone Experience will be running a programme of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) workshops to suit all Key Stages in the National Curriculum and tailored towards all abilities, supporting learning outside the classroom.
Information for teachers
Average time at the experience is around four hours, which factors in exhibition entry, lunch and circuit access, plus a curriculum workshop.
A recommended school visit to The Silverstone Experience will include:
- A self-led visit exploring The Silverstone Experience’s exhibition. Teachers can download guidance notes to lead their group around.
- Exploration of the retired part of Silverstone Circuit in the Heritage Track Trail.
- A themed workshop that will bring the school curriculum to life. STEM workshops will take place in a dedicated Learning Studio and will be led by a trained facilitators.
- Designed lunch area.
- A visit to the gift shop.
Free teacher places are available when booking school groups and pre-visits are available, as well as free coach parking.
For more information, visit www.silverstone-experience.co.uk.