Town Close School celebrate their Silverstone motor racing success!
A team of Year 8 pupils produced an incredible display of teamwork and tenacity, racing their electric kit car around a shortened version of the Formula 1 circuit at Silverstone, the home of British motor racing. The race day was the culmination of many hours of hard work and dedication to design, build and modify an electric kit car that the team named ‘Phantom’. Competing in the F24 class for children aged 11 – 16 the team of 12 year olds were one of the youngest in the field proving that age was no barrier to success when they finished 3rd in the F24 Kit Car Category racing against teams from all over the UK as well as Poland, Singapore, Spain and China.
The Greenpower Trust offers a practical and engaging insight into the world of engineering, celebrating the core STEM subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. The scheme is widely and passionately promoted within School and the wider county by our Head of Design and Technology, Mr Matt Buck, who is the Regional Ambassador for the Trust and a passionate exponent of the educational and social benefits of the programme. Mr Buck’s outstanding contribution was deservedly recognised at the Silverstone event when he was named the Trust’s ‘Ambassador of the Year’.
Design and Technology is a core subject on the Town Close School curriculum and one of the drivers for the new development at the School that will see the creation of new dynamic spaces for science, art, design and music as part of a major extension that will also include new dining, catering and community facilities. For more information about the Design and Technology curriculum, The Greenpower Trust or the 2020Fund Development Fund please visit the School’s website: www.townclose.com or contact the School directly on 01603 599020.