Latest News

Future Events

Evening Meeting With Amanda Mckean, Director Canterbury Festival

30th April 2024
Venue: Cricket Ground

Evening meeting with Amanda McKean, Director, Canterbury Festival.
View Event

Lunchtime Meeting Agm & May Business Meeting

7th May 2024
Venue: Cricket Ground
Lunchtime meeting 12.30pm for 1pm meal Annual General Meeting to be followed by the May Business Meeting.
View Event

Support for F1 in Schools Team: LEAF1

We’re thrilled to announce our sponsorship of F1 in Schools team LEAF1 from Simon Langton Boys School (SLBS) in Canterbury. We wish them well in the upcoming National Finals in mid-March!

Members of our Club like to support young people in a number of ways – helping them get experiences and build skills which can help them in their future careers. We’re particularly interested in engaging youngsters in STEM subjects – Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. In recent years one way that we’ve done this is by sponsoring local teams taking part in the F1 in Schools Competition – a worldwide competition in which youngsters are challenged with producing and racing model F1 cars. In the past we’ve sponsored teams Evolve and Eclipse from Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School in Faversham. Both did extremely well and became National Champions … and team Evolve even went on to become World Champions

Recently, our Community & Vocational Service Committee (CVSC) was approached by Team LEAF1, which has been formed by 6th formers at SLBS under guidance of their design teacher, Dan Pledger, with a request to part-sponsor the team. Brian Dobinson, from our CVSC, subsequently went out to meet the four team members and their teacher.

The team has successfully competed in the regional preliminary events and qualified to compete in the National Finals, to be held in mid-March in Rotherham. If they do well there, they will qualify for the World Finals.

A new car has had to be constructed for the National Finals and the team has had to seek sponsorship to take part in the competition and to cover the costs of travel and accommodation. Our CVSC agreed to sponsor the team; other local businesses and organizations will also be helping to cover costs. 

Team LEAF1 is dedicated to promoting sustainability and continued innovation through open-source engineering – you can see visit their website (through which you can contact them) here.

We’re really excited by our sponsorship and wish the team well in the national event. 

Picture: Team LEAF1‘s logo. Picture credit: Team LEAF1/SLBS. (with permission)

Sponsors

Get in Touch

The Rotary Club of Canterbury
St Lawrence Cricket Ground
Old Dover Road,
Canterbury, Kent,
CT1 3NZ,
United Kingdom

Would you like to become a member of the Rotary Club of Canterbury?