Creating a Self-Contained Workshop For F1 In Schools UK

The Customer

F1 in Schools was launched in 2001 as a Design & Technology Project to address the Four Key Concepts of Design and Technology as a subject: Creativity, Designing, Making and Critical Evaluation, and now 16 years later, F1 in Schools is acknowledged as the world’s largest STEM based educational competition.

The Teaching & Learning experience covers CAD/CAM, 3D Scanning, CNC Routing, Milling and Turning, as well as laser cutting and engraving and 3D printing. Pupils can design and make F1 model racing cars that can be tested on a racetrack against models constructed by other student teams.

Teachers also have the opportunity to design and deliver bespoke Design and Technology, and Engineering related courses that offer pupils the opportunity to experience something new from manufacturing to working with modern CNC equipment to computer based design tasks. The activities help to enhance a pupil’s knowledge and give them experience of the skills and processes they will encounter during studies in class also in the world of work.

The Challenge

Specifying and sourcing hi-ambient HVAC suitable for use in the middle east / desert regions and getting it all to fit alongside the emergency exit in the service lobby was the main challenge.

Our design engineers worked with the customer to design and manufacture the prototype product, an internationally shippable self-contained school workshop which will allow students to develop their interest in STEM subjects.





Stem studio container fans

The S Jones Solution

The modified 40ft container features an entrance doorway, line out, electrics, HVAC systems and specialist flooring. It was then re-painted and branded to the customers’ specification. Machine tools and desks were installed by the customer to complete the workshop.


Stem Studio container side view

What Technology Supplies Had To Say

S Jones Containers Ltd provided us with an impressive level of service and support from conception to completion of The F1 STEM Studio. With S Jones’ help we now have the means to offer and deliver a portable, fully equipped and functional solution to our F1 in Schools customers all over the world. Jason Hughes, Strategic Sourcing Manager – Technology Supplies

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30th Jun 2021

The staff at S Jones containers are extremely efficient, friendly and helpful. We have ordered a number of containers from them and on every occasion their service has been excellent. Their containers are competitively priced and the quality of the conversion into self storage units if of high quality

14th Jun 2021

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