The Greenpower Season Starts

In March, Greenpower Car Society started the 2023-2024 season by competing in a Formula 24 heat at the historic Goodwood Motor Circuit. For our youngest drivers in UIII, it was their first race, and below is what they had to say about their experience: 

“We had a fantastic day filled with racing, fixing, and delicious burgers to re-fuel us between races. It was our first time driving the cars, so we were quite scared at first, but we found them easy to drive since they are very well made. We began the day with a hectic race where we switched out drivers every few laps and everyone was trying to get into the rhythm of it. Then, there was a race for over sixteen drivers that did not stop racing for an hour which was crazy. We were particularly excited when we were told that we could start the last race because it meant we had to concentrate hard with so many cars filling the track. This race was much smoother than the first as everyone knew how to help the next drivers get ready in the pit lane. Overall, the day was extremely fun and active because of our team’s amazing drivers and all the teachers supporting us and organizing everything.” – Sophie and Cosima (UIII)

Greenpower Car Society, where pupils design, build and race electric cars, inspires them to excel in science, technology, engineering and maths as well as being creative in their design work. The team have two cars, Sprocket Rocket (kit car) and Phoenix (scratch car).

The team meet every Wednesday in Design Technology and the next race is on 17 September at Castle Combe. Watch this space!

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