Jaguar Education to bring engineering to life
10th March 2011
Jaguar education to bring engineering to life
THE Jaguar Education Zone will bring to life the world of engineering at an exciting exhibition at the Ricoh Arena to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Jaguar E-types ahead of the Sky Blues’ match against Watford.
Young Coventry City and Watford supporters will have the chance to test-drive a specially made miniature Jaguar E-type model on a 60 metre track inside the Jaguar Exhibition Hall.
The fun kicks off at the Ricoh Arena at 11am on Saturday, April 2 in the countdown to Coventry City’s Championship game against the Hornets and admission to the exhibition, which will also feature 50 Jaguar E-types, is free on production of a match ticket.
Les Ratcliffe, Head of Community Relations at Jaguar Land Rover, said apprentices from Jaguar would be running the activities in the Jaguar Education Zone.
“One of our flagship programmes for community relations is the Jaguar GT Design Challenge and we will be bringing the track to demonstrate some of the sports cars that schools have built,” he said.
“We will be inviting teams from local schools who took part in the challenge to show their work to those visiting the exhibition at the Ricoh Arena.
“This project is vital in raising awareness of STEM – science, technology, engineering and maths – in schools because we need more young people to consider coming into engineering as a career choice.
“Normally on the track we have modern sports saloon cars which are six or seven inches in length but because this is the 50th anniversary of the Jaguar E-type, we have had some E-type models made to demonstrate at the show.
“Engineering apprentices from Jaguar will be part of the building area where engines will be stripped down and youngsters can have a go with spanners and tools to work on the engines.”
Visitors to the Jaguar Exhibition Hall will also have the opportunity to chat to the owners of the Jaguar E-types and take part in a range of motor-related activities.
Supporters can gain entrance to the exhibition for free on production of their match ticket.
Tickets are available from the CCFC Superstore at the Ricoh Arena or the City Central branch in the Sherbourne Arcade, Lower Precinct, Coventry city centre, online at www.ccfcshop.co.uk