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Team Zero Gravity to represent Cyprus at ‘F1 in Schools’ contest

A team of five pupils at the Livadia Lyceum in Larnaca will be representing Cyprus on an international level at the 'F1 in Schools' contest in Singapore this September

A team of five pupils at the Livadia Lyceum in Larnaca will be representing Cyprus on an international level at the ‘F1 in Schools’ contest in Singapore this September.

Team Zero Gravity was one of 12 local teams competing on a national level at recent finals at Nicosia’s Apostolos Varnavas Lyceum.

Zero Gravity walked away with five of the eight prizes awarded on the day and the opportunity to represent Cyprus in Singapore.
The five prizes were for the Best Website, Best Pit Stop, Best Engineering and Design, Best Verbal Presentation and Best Marketing and Social Media Management.

Competitors have to race miniature Formula One type vehicles they have designed and constructed out of solid balsa wood and plastic. They have compressed air cylinders and should be able to race along a 25m runway at speeds of up to 90km/h.
Each vehicle weighs around 53g and has a length of 24cm.

The ‘F1 in Schools’ project aims to provide a way for pupils to learn Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) related subjects in an exciting way.

According to the project’s founders, it has been achieving great results and is contributing to an increase in students pursuing engineering careers.
Zero Gravity is made up of Damianos Pappas, Phanis Mahmalat, Giorgos Mousoulos, Nicholas Vattis and Odysseas Psaras.
Their supervisor is Physics teacher Giorgos Protopappas.

To help sponsor Cyprus’ participation or to find out more, contact George Mousoulos on 95517249

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