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The Electric Car Club has started!

Thanks to a generous grant from the Pangbourne Parents Association, the Electric Car Club is now up and running, building a Formula 24 Electric Car to be entered into Greenpower competitions.
28 Sep 2022
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Thanks to a generous grant from the Pangbourne Parents Association, the Electric Car Club is now up and running!

Our Year 10 pupils are involved in an extracurricular project where they are building a Formula 24 Electric Car that will be entered into Greenpower competitions around the country. Greenpower state on their website: 

"Greenpower Education Trust is a UK based charity with an outstanding track record in kick starting careers in engineering. We help unlock potential and spark enthusiasm for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) through the excitement of motorsport.

Teams of students aged 9 to 25 from across the globe compete at Greenpower events in the UK and other countries including USA, Poland and China. The annual International Final takes place at venues such as the UK's Silverstone National Circuit and Goodwood Motor Circuit."

This initiative was funded by the PPA and will act as a fantastic entry point for those pupils who wish to explore careers in a STEM related field. It will also equip students with the basic knowledge required to support them in the extracurricular Classic Car Restoration Club which is offered in the Sixth Form. As the car is fully electric, it provides a substantive insight into the future push towards a more sustainable future, with the use of batteries rather than combustion engines. Additionally, team-building and entrepreneurialism will form a part of the project in the future when the students need to raise funds for coveralls and helmets for race events.

Yesterday the pupils involved were learning how to select and use socket sets to attach the front swivel hubs and stub axles, in addition to riveting the aluminium floor panel and skid pan.

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