News and Updates
1st July 2016
Singapore sent a team to the 2016 4x4 Land Rover in Schools World Finals for the first time this year in June.
The team comprising of 3 members worked intensively for the months prior to the competition mentored by Mr Kenneth Tan, our Associate Programme Manager for 4x4 Land Rover in Schools (Singapore)
It was an eye-opening experience overall for the participants who witnesses the high standards of teams from all around the world and from visits to the Jaguar Land Rover factory during the course of the competition.
The Singapore team emerged a respectable 14th place in its first attempt at the competition and the 4x4 in School (Singapore) team gained many valuable insights from the experience and was encouraged by the overall results.
Looking forward to the 2017 World Finals!
On 14th and 15th July 2016, 4x4 Land Rover in Schools (Singapore) partnered with F1 in Schools (Singapore) as a exhibitor during the 2016 F1 in Schools Singapore National Finals.
F1 in schools participants and visiting school students were exposed to the 4x4 Land Rover challenge for the first time and were engaged in maneuvering the 4x4 Land Rovers in track elements that was set up for trials.
Participants, visiting students, teachers and parents were thrilled with the capabilities of the vehicles and many expressed interest in participating in trainings and the competition for 2017.
October 2016 saw the official launch of the 4x4 Land Rover in Schools training programmes for schools.
7 Secondary schools enrolled their students in the NT/NA Elective Modules in the short span of 2 weeks after months of intensive preparation by the 4x4 in Schools team. Preparation had been going on for months prior to the October launch with the team creating track elements, testing the vehicles as well as aligning the curriculum with the objectives of schools.
Participants went through 20 - 25 hours of training that included modules of team forming, team identity creation, logo creation as well as setting up business and sponsorship plans. Participants then went on to study and understand the mechanics of 4x4 Land Rovers and created body shells and decorated them in line with their team identity and colours.
During the learning journey, participants visited Raceworks Singapore at Turf Club Road to experience off-road high speed racing after having a basic understanding of the differing set ups of the 4x4-off-road cars and that of the rock crawlers that they had been working on. The learning journey ended with a fast paced exhilarating race where the vehicles were put through their paces in a group race.
On the last day of the training programme, teams came together to present on their teams and maneuvered their vehicles in gruelling terrains in a time challenge.
Reviews of the programmes have been excellent and encouraging for the 4x4 Land Rover team and we look forward to more training programmes for 2017.