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"Phoenix" Team from the Jubilee School named F1 Champion
29th May 2011


F1 Champions the "Phoenix" team from the Jubilee School pose with
Brig. Gen. Mufareh Tarawneh, Vice CEO of KADDB at closing ceremony


On Saturday evening the five-member "Phoenix" team from the Jubilee School was named the overall F1 Champion of "The Formula One Technology Challenge in Schools Jordan Competition 2011".


Their model F1 car clocked 1.21 seconds along the stretch of a 20-meter track and they scored the highest overall number of points from categories which included teamwork, presentation, research, design and speed.

The "Phoenix" team was sponsored by Cofran Lubrication.  The team, which is comprised of 4 boys and one girl, is now qualified to represent Jordan in "The F1 in Schools World Finals Malaysia 2011" in September.

The "Need 4 Speed" team from the Amman National School placed second overall in "The Formula One Technology Challenge in Schools Jordan Competition 2011".  They were sponsored by Fine (Nuqul Group).


Competitors from the Amman National School & the Positive Thinking Centerstand at the track

And the Jubilee School's "Sabeg La7eg" team placed third overall.  They were sponsored by Toyota Jordan Central Trade and Auto Company.

In individual categories, the "Geeks of Speed" team from the Jubilee School won "best time" after clocking the fastest time on the track on Saturday at 1.15 seconds.  They were sponsored by Americana Group.



The award for "best research" went to the Jubilee School's "McLaren" team and the "best design" award went to "Team F6" from the King Abdullah II School for Excellence in Salt.  They were sponsored by Orange.


The Jubilee Center for Excellence in Education (JCEE) of the King Hussein Foundation organized the first ever "The Formula One Technology Challenge in Schools Jordan Competition 2011" at the Jubilee School in Amman on Saturday, May 28.

11 Teams were registered for the event which allowed students, ages 14-to-17, to race miniature balsa wood F1 cars they designed themselves.


"F1 in Schools" model cars line up before the start of competition

Those registered to compete in the event included 8 teams from the Jubilee School, 1 team from the Amman National School, 1 team from the King Abdullah II School for Excellence in Salt, and 1 team from the Positive Thinking Center.

The competition provided each team which participated with four attempts to clock the fastest time along the stretch of a 20-meter track using the "automatic launch" mode and at least one attempt in which a team member depressed the launch mode manually.


Jubilee School competitors all smiles before the start of competition

The JCEE secured the franchise for "F1 in Schools - The Formula One Technology Challenge" in 2010 and is the official center for running the "F1 in Schools" competition in Jordan.


Participating teams had to try to secure "sponsors" in order to learn how to market their cars and projects.


His Excellency, Brigadier General Mufareh Tarawneh, Vice CEO of the King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau (KADDB) officiated the opening ceremony at 10:00am, under the patronage of His Excellency, Mr. "Shadi Ramzi" Majali, Chairman and CEO of KADDB.


The competition continued all day, with teams judged in different categories including teamwork, research, design, presentation, and speed.


"F1 in Schools" is an international program designed to encourage students to learn more about science and technology in a fun environment. The program is part of the enhanced educational program at the Jubilee School, where students select 12 out of more than 40 elective courses. At least 6 of these courses must be in science, math, design, and technology.


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