Grand Privilege for D2BD

Friday 15 March, 2019
The Dare To Be Different campaign has had a grand start to 2019.

Dare To Be Different (D2BD) has started for 2019 as 24 school children enjoyed the activities at this year’s Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix.

Coming from Keilor Heights Primary School, Wattleview Primary School and Hillsmeade Primary School, the young kids took part in a variety of activities on Friday morning that educated them about the different aspects of motor sport.

Under the guidance of D2BD ambassadors Jessica Dane, Romy Mayer, Bonnie Beard and Emily Duggan, the children took turns on the Motum Simulator, completed a Pit Stop Challenge, created and coded automated racing machines in a LEGO Workshop and underwent a reaction and fitness challenge.

Following the completion of the event, Eszter from Hillsmeade revealed how awesome it was to be part of the program.

“I think we’re very privileged we got to take part in Dare to be Different, at the Australian Grand Prix” Eszter said.

“Only a few schools that get to do it and we’re apart of it so that is really cool.

“Today we learnt that being in motor sport involves a lot of team work and patience to get the car ready and it was really a fantastic experience.”


Orania from Keilor Heights was also thrilled to be part of the first D2BD program for 2019.

“I loved this experience because it’s something you don’t do every day and I just really like doing things that not everyone gets to experience,” Orania said.

“One of the things we had to do was an obstacle course and that was one of my favourite activities because we had to work as a team, as well as dress up in a race suit.

“I feel we learnt a lot today about motor sport, especially the skill of working as a team because in a race there is something that may pop up and you need to be able to fix it quickly.”

Click here for more information on the Dare To Be Different Program.

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