XSPORT appointed to lead 4×4 in Schools technology challenge in KSA and Kuwait

London, Sep 2014 – XSPORT today signed an agreement to lead the Jaguar Land Rover 4×4 in Schools technology challenge in new International territories.

The Land Rover 4×4 in Schools Technology Challenge is a Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths (STEM) enhancement and enrichment initiative that gives young people an insight into what it takes to become an engineer. The project hopes to raise awareness, interest, enjoyment and enthusiasm in STEM through a practical ‘hands on’ experience.

The challenge is aimed at young people aged between 11 – 19 years old and involves 4 to 6 team members working together to design and build a radio controlled 4-wheel-drive (4×4) vehicle to set specifications, that can successfully negotiate a track that emulates that of real life and what a full scale 4×4 vehicle can do.

Teams entering the challenge will project manage their mini 4×4 vehicles to enter it into the Land Rover 4×4 in Schools World Finals and compete against other countries from around the globe. Following a 6 stage process from Sketch, Design, Analyse, Manufacture, Test to Driving it around a specially designed test track winners will be selected via a judging process to go through and crowned the Land Rover 4×4 in School Technology Challenge World Champions.

“As an official ICC (in country co-ordinator) for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, it will be our role to manage and develop the challenge in these new territories, working with schools and teachers and to enrich young minds and compete on national and International level events,” commented Lex Akehurst, Managing Director for XSPORT.

“Being part of this exciting challenge allows us to extend our motorsports reach to the most influential young minds as they explore exciting opportunities for future careers in design and engineering fields”, she continued.

 

Schools interested in taking part should contact us at info @ xsportgroup .com