Did you know that there are no female Formula 1 drivers? Hopefully the event last week will help to change that for the future!
GEMS girls were lucky to be invited to 'Dare to be Different' day at Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre. Dare to be Different is a charity founded in 2016 by former Williams Formula 1 Test Driver Susie Wolff and Motorsport UK, the governing body of UK motorsport. Its mission is to drive female talent, inspiring the next generation to challenge preconceptions and prejudices in the world of motorsport and careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).
Girls had a chance to participate in a range of workshops including reaction games, changing the tires as pit crew, designing and racing mini cars and a design thinking challenge. They also learned CPR skills from a race doctor and drove a mini Land Rover around a technical obstacle course.
I was very impressed with the girls’ knowledge of motorsports, incredible reaction times, and willingness to get involved in all of the activities.