The team from Motorsport Ireland and Formula Female hosted two Go Girls Karting Experience Days at Pallas Karting in Galway on 27th & 28th February. The programme introduced over 50 girls between 13 and 15 from St Joseph’s College Borrisoleigh and Galway Educate Together to STEM in motorsport.
Nicci Daly and the Go Girls team had an exciting addition to the Experience Days as they were joined by Quintolux, a team of five students from St. Brigid's College, Loughrea who are competing in the 2020 Irish F1 in Schools Competition.
Alana, Robert, Andrea, Cian and Claire shared their own experiences and spoke about their journey. The girls, in particular, emphasised their interest in starting a career in motorsport, which has traditionally been male dominated. Their inspirational story, which is about their determination to reach the world finals in Singapore, seems to have already resonated with the girls of St Joseph’s College Borrisoleigh who are planning to enter into the Irish F1 in schools competition next year!
The Quintolux Team engaging with students at Pallas Karting
Overall, the girls from both schools thoroughly enjoyed their experience days. The teachers, who are predominately involved in STEM subjects, expressed their gratitude and support of the programme, complimenting the Go Girls initiative and the STEM exercises taught by Nicci and the team.
REGISTER FOR THE GO GIRLS KARTING INITIATIVE
The Go Girls Karting Initiative is open to girls across Ireland between the ages of 13-16. Teachers and staff can click here to register their school's interest. We have a limited number of Experience Days left to offer so register now to avoid disappointment!