STUDENTS were given a maths lesson with a difference when rally drivers Chris Anderson and Chris Thirling drove into their school.
More than 100 Framwellgate School Durham students aged 14 to 18 were invited to work with the local drivers to inspire them about engineering and racing, but to also understand how they use mathematics every time they race.
It was organised for Maths Week, which takes place every year at the school, and this year the theme is “motion”.
Working with Peter Metcalfe, regional development officer for GoMotorsport in the North East and Cumbria, the school brought their idea to life with the rally car and driving team. Chris Thirling tested their knowledge by asking them to work out lap speeds so they could understand the complex nature and speed of the race track, and also got them to work out fuel consumption.
Maths Week organiser at Framwellgate School, Catherine Purvis-Mawson, said: “The aim of inviting external partners to come and deliver sessions in school is a fantastic way of exciting and inspiring the students to think differently about their subjects”.
Mr Metcalfe said “It’s really great to be able to bring students’ lessons alive, and with the rally car we have done just that”.
To find out more about Chris Anderson and Chris Thirling and their success on the track, visit on www.chrisanderson rallying.com