Rolls-Royce helps introduce local school children to green EV technology

Famed luxury carmaker helps 5 to 11-year old school children to develop electric car for Greenpower IET Formula Goblin race

7/19/14 10:53 am chumakdenis 1

You might have heard about IET Formula event.










It's the project that aims to inspire children ages 5 - 11 years old to take an interest in engineering in a fun and innovative way. The project is for children to build their very own functioning and drivable electric car. 

The project is very interesting and it highlights key areas such as friction, electricity, materials, maths and design technology - whilst being a fun and hands on activity for children to be a part of.

But what has happened so special this year?

Well, as you might guess from the header, Rolls-Royce build electric car with school children advice and helped children to develop their skills.

The Greenpower IET Formula Goblin race

A group of 10 boys and girls from 5 to 6-year old built and piloted a specially developed electric car in race against teams from schools across the UK. Called the Greenpower IET Formula Goblin race, the event hold on Sunday was organised by the Greenpower Education Trust, a charity that aims to promote sustainable engineering and technology. 
1443.jpg“Team March” from the March CE Primary School adjacent to the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, finished well up the order and scooped the prize for “Best Bodywork.” Before racing, the kids visited Rolls-Royce factory and learnt fundamental engineering, manufacturing and teamwork skills in the process, from a team working at their car.
Team March were also presented with specially hand-stitched race overalls prepared in the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Leathershop before posing for a photograph in the Analysis Centre as the car underwent final pre-race checks. A team of the British car designer helped the youngsters to turn their vision into reality and off they went.

1444.jpgThe race was organised by the Greenpower Education Trust, a charity that aims to promote sustainable engineering and technology to young people across the UK. According to a press release, since inception, in 1999, GreenPower has rapidly grown and now works with 500 schools and over 8,000 students. 
Well, it’s all nice and cute that even luxury auto makers that are renown for opulence and big engines in their designs are turning their heads to green cars and supporting sustainable engineering, but seeing the R sing on the front of this car is a bit awkward to start with. Oh, well, it’s marketing.

Anyway, let's not focus on something negative and it's just awesome that we have Greenpower Education Trust charity organization, that aims to promote sustainable engineering and technology. 


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