Formula One Careers Speaker Wows Y7

Thursday 17 October 2019

Ark Pioneer Academy were incredibly honoured to have Ali Khalid, Formula One Engineer visit and speak to year 7 this afternoon.

Ali works with the Honda team and just flew back from Japan this week, following the most recent race. 

Ali described how the F1 team works together and the specialisms of each member, from medical care his own specialism, aero dynamic engineering. He shared his own journey through education, where he admitted he didn't feel as confident in mathematics in year 7, but went on to complete maths and further maths A Level and to Imperial to study towards a PHD in these subjects. He encouraged our pupils to always 'Keep at it. Just try should always try to work towards something you're interested in'.

Pupils were both impressed and inspired by the guest speaker: 'He's made me think about my own future and that I could be an engineer' said Yaseen in 7 Willow.

At Pioneer, we want to ensure every pupil is exposed to experiences that will help them to shape a vision for their own future and guide their decisions about their university or career pathway after school. Guest speakers will share their career insights with pupils every half term.