Old Cheltonian Jamie Chadwick (OJ & Cha, 2016) has hit the headlines once again after winning the W Series Championship at the final round, which was held in Austin this month.
Jamie has worked incredibly hard over the past years, and since leaving Cheltenham College in 2016, her career as a Williams F1 development driver has gone from strength to strength. This phenomenal achievement follows a nomination earlier this year for the 2021 Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year Award.
Having begun her educational journey at Cheltenham Prep School, Jamie is a great role model to current pupils, inspiring them to take every opportunity offered, try new things, and find their passion. This year saw the launch of the ‘Chadwick Programme’, a brand new leadership programme for all Year 8 pupils which was named in honour of Jamie. Every Thursday, pupils take part in a variety of skills based workshops, from first aid and CPR training to life skills such as fixing bikes and learning to cook. Pupils also take an active role in helping the younger children in lessons and lunchtime activities. This programme has given pupils the chance to take on more responsibility and become proud and active members of their school community.
We are so proud of all that Jamie has achieved at such a young age, and we can’t wait to see what lies ahead. Could Jamie be the first woman to take part in a Formula 1 race in over 40 years? We are behind her every step of the way!
Click on the video below to see some of the activities which have taken place as part of the Chadwick Programme this year.