Greenpower - Best Newcomer!
The Greenpower Education Trust is a UK based charity with an outstanding track record in kick starting careers in engineering. They help to unlock potential and spark enthusiasm for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) through the excitement of motorsport. The aim of the project is for pupils to create an electric powered vehicle, which is to be raced against other teams around motor circuits in the UK. The competition is not based on speed, but on how many laps the vehicle can do during the race, whilst conserving battery life
Our team is made up of Year 8 and 9 pupils who have built the kit vehicle which they have raced at Goodwood Motor Circuit (Chichester) and Aintree Motor course (Liverpool). Pupils are expected to work efficiently, like a normal race team, by organising fundraising, logistics during race day, and of course, the engineering of the car.
In their first year, the team won ‘Best Newcomer’ and the ‘IET Engineering award’, and fingers crossed there are more awards to come when we race again next season!