Race to Learn from Williams F1’s CSR programme answers CBI’s demand for more exciting science and maths lessons

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A recent “Education and skills” survey from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI)1 urges the coalition government to free teachers from curriculum constraints to stage more exciting science and maths lessons. Race to Learn, the primary school teaching resource developed by Cambridge-Hitachi for Williams F1’s CSR programme, answers this call from the CBI.

Cambridge-Hitachi helped us deliver our education messages into primary schools through Race to Learn, a curriculum-based resource that teachers definitely value.

A recent “Education and skills” survey from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI)1 urges the coalition government to free teachers from curriculum constraints to stage more exciting science and maths lessons. Race to Learn, the primary school teaching resource developed by Cambridge-Hitachi for Williams F1’s CSR programme, answers this call from the CBI.

This teaching resource for the interactive whiteboard combines exciting activities with a rich multimedia experience to engage children in science, maths and cross-curricular learning.

“Williams F1 wanted to reach children before they had lost interest in Science, that’s why we chose to develop a resource for upper-Primary level,” said Richard Hollis, Managing Director of Cambridge-Hitachi. “Research shows that if children don’t develop an interest in science before they leave Primary school, it is rarely ignited during their Secondary years.”

“Cambridge-Hitachi has helped us deliver our education messages into primary schools through Race to Learn, a curriculum-based resource that teachers definitely value – not just because of its educational content but also because the multimedia experience is highly engaging for children,” commented Gordon Day, Business Development Manager at Williams F1.

Cambridge-Hitachi worked closely with Williams F1 to implement their CSR objectives within the educational sector. The company’s expertise is in developing digital learning resources for whole-class teaching on interactive whiteboards and for delivery on the web. The resources support the National Curriculum within STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths), Personal finance, Sustainability and PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic education). More at http://www.cambridge-hitachi.com/csr

More on Race to Learn
Comprising 12 half-day activities, Race to Learn sessions cover topics such as investigating air resistance, handling race data and balancing the team’s budget – all of which involve science and maths but using motor racing as the real-life context for learning.

About Cambridge-Hitachi
Founded in 2003, Cambridge-Hitachi is a joint venture between Cambridge University Press and Hitachi Software Engineering. The company combines Cambridge’s expertise in publishing high-quality educational resources and Hitachi’s innovative technology.

For more information contact Sarah Keefe, Marketing Manager on 01223 325048 or email skeefe(at)cambridge(dot)org.

1 “Ready to grow: business priorities for education and skills” published by the CBI

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