THESE Roma State College students aren't just playing around with really fast model F1 cars - they're preparing themselves for the jobs of tomorrow.

Drew Saunders, Thomas Schefe and Heather Proud are part of the RSC team that will host the F1 in Schools Regional Finals today FRIDAY against Toowoomba's Concordia College.

The subject, which revolves around designing, creating, testing and racing model F1 cars made out of balsa wood, is done by schools across Australia.

Maths and Science teacher Jo Rickert said the purpose of the subject is to engage kids in science, maths and technology.

"It's all maths and these kids are chosen for the subject because they're focused on a career in this field," she said.

"We've been trying to get more STEM students, and this is one way.

"It's the careers we haven't thought about that these kids will have to adapt to in the future."

This the first year where Years 6-8 have been involved, something 13-year-old Thomas said he was excited about.

"We got the codes sent away and Ms Rickert and I have been watching every courier in case it has our cars," he said.

The road to the finals has not been without hiccups, however.

"We had a CNC Router break down as well as the 3D printer, so we had to send away the codes and get the cars made away from here," Ms Rickert said.

The Regional Finals kicks off from around 9am at the Jubilee Hall at the Senior Campus of RSC.


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