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Greenpower International Finals 2021: Sussex youths race electric cars at Goodwood

The event saw 80 teams of young people between the ages of 11 and 25 from across the country race in electric cars that they had designed and built themselves.

Children aged 11-16 from high schools and youth groups competed in the EIT Formula 24, which consists of two 90-minute endurance races requiring three drivers, while sixths, colleges, universities and apprentices participated in the one-hour IET formula. 24+ run.

Students at Weald Community School in Billingshurst took first place in the IET Formula 24 scratch category, taking a victory of just 64 meters.

The Greenpower International Finals 2021 at the Goodwood Motor Circuit

Other Sussex cars in the scratch-off construction category included the Lightning 1 from Slindon College, HWM Aston Martin from Sylvia Beaufoy Youth Center in Petworth, Tri-fast (Fluffy DiceVIII) from Uckfield Community Technology College and Bourne Stannah from Bourne Community College at Southbourne.

Sylvia Beaufoy Youth Center also had two cars in the IET Formula 24 kit car race – SBC1 and SBC2 – alongside two entries from Regis School to Bognor Regis – Regis Red and Regis Blue – and Greased Lightning from Worthing High School.

The Slindon College Lightning 1 has also entered the IET Formula 24+ race.

Paul van Veggel, Managing Director of Greenpower Education Trust, said: “It was great to see so many teams here today to give the 2021 season a brilliant finale.

The Greenpower International Finals 2021 at the Goodwood Motor Circuit

“With our HQ right next to the circuit, Goodwood is Greenpower’s spiritual home, so there was no better place to host our final this year.

“The fact that we had 80 teams present after the difficulties recently experienced by the schools is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the teachers and team leaders, as well as the young people.

“We now look forward to 2022 with the hope of leading a full, unrestricted year of electric racing.”

More than 750 teams participated in the Greenpower Education Trust’s Car Design-Build-Race Challenge, a unique and hands-on initiative that aims to spark young people’s interest in STEM.

The Greenpower International Finals 2021 at the Goodwood Motor Circuit

The program encourages more students to engage in STEM at a significant point in their formative years and see it as an exciting and viable career path.

Participants are expected to master practical skills as well as problem solving, dealing with adversity and learning to work as a team in different situations.

The Greenpower International Finals 2021 were the last of 13 national events organized by the organization in 2021 – a reduced season due to Covid-19 restrictions.

The final paddock was diverse terrain, including three cars from Truro High School for Girls, which recently participated in Motorsport UK’s Girls on Track initiative, and an entrance from the Mulberry Schools Trust, a collection of London schools who have a STEM is setting up a partnership with Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Ltd.

The Greenpower International Finals 2021 at the Goodwood Motor Circuit

Greenpower has further ties to the Brackley-based Formula 1 team and its driver, Sir Lewis Hamilton, as Greenpower Education Trust was featured in the Hamilton Commission Report earlier this year due to the association’s efforts. to increase diversity in motorsport and engineering.

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