On your marks! Electric Racing Roars into Addison RoadWe are delighted to announce that Cardinal Vaughan will, for the first time this year, be taking part in The Greenpower Championship, a flagship project developed by the UK-based charity Greenpower Education Trust.
The initiative helps to unlock potential and spark enthusiasm for STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) through a unique challenge: to design, build and race an electric car. Electric cars that make it through to the final will race at internationally renowned motorsport venues including Silverstone and the Goodwood Motor Circuit.
We will be entering two teams for this year's championship. The first comprises 18 designers and engineers from the Third and Fourth Form, while our second team is made up of 14 future engineers from our Sixth Form. All the pupils taking part had to write a detailed pitch as to why they should be on the team and demonstrate the skills and commitment they would bring to the project.
Mr Paul Stubbings, Headmaster, comments: “This is a true end-to-end experience for our pupils - from creating the car from scratch to potentially racing it at world-famous motorsport venues - that brings the power of STEM subjects to life. Thank you to Miss Hellier (Head of Art, Design and Technology) and Mr Corominas-Tarres (Teacher of Design & Technology) for their tireless work in securing a grant and commercial funding for the project - and good luck to the teams.”
For further information please visit the Greenpower official website