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Four Secondary Schools to participate in Go Girls Karting Initiative in December

In October, Girls from Ballincollig Community School and Christ King Girls Secondary School enjoyed the first staging of the Go Girls Karting initiative at Kartworld, part of Adventure Park in Watergrasshill.

Next month, Schoolgirls from Ardscoile La Salle, Raheny, Co. Dublin will join Millstreet, Gaelcholoaiste Mhuire A.G and St. Aloysius Secondary Schools from Cork in becoming the latest to learn about the science behind motorsport before getting behind the wheel of a kart. 

These four schools will form the second round of the Go Girls Karting Initiative, with Ardscoile and Millstreet Experience Days taking place at Whiteriver Park Kart Racing Circuit in Collon, Co. Louth on 9th & 10th December respectively. Experience Days for Gaelcholoaiste Mhuire and  St. Aloysius  will take place at Kartworld, part of Adventure Park in Watergrasshill, Co. Cork, on 12th & 13th December respectively. 

This follows on from the successful first staging of the initiative in October, where students from Ballincollig Community School and Christ King Girls Secondary School participated in the programme at Watergrasshill. Learn More

The programme is open to girls across Ireland between the ages of 13-16. Teachers and staff can visit www.formulafemale.org/school-registration to register their  school's interest. 

Go Girls, which is run by Motorsport Ireland and Formula Female, will ultimately provide over 1,000 girls aged 13-16 from all over Ireland with similar sporting and educational experiences.

Go Girls is led by Ireland World Cup hockey star Nicci Daly, who has worked as a data engineer for the Indycar Team, Juncos Racing. She’s also the niece of former F1 and Indycar driver, Derek Daly.

The programme offers classroom workshops to demystify and align practical STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) subjects with motorsport, as well as an introduction to kart driving on local tracks. 

Karting is the gateway to motorsport in Ireland and internationally. However, currently only 4.5% of Motorsport Ireland karting competitors are female. Motorsport Ireland, the governing body of motorsport in Ireland, is determined to increase this as part of its 2020 Women in Sport commitment.

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