Beverley Grammar School will line up against 60 teams as they take part in the Green Power Challenge this weekend.
A group of aspiring engineers from Beverley Grammar will go head to head with other young drivers in their self built electric car that has taken over a year to build.
Speaking about the project, Design and Technology teacher Rob Oldridge said;
“I have been working with James Sutton, Bailey Wilson, Aiden Glover and Oliver Newton have spent the last 18 months to build and test the electric car.”
“The boys have been able to raise the funds to build a vehicle which they feel will be a serious contender in their first competitive race.”
“This was made possible thanks to huge support from main sponsors Engie and Meze9 Ltd and additional backing from ARCO, The Traditional Marquee Company, NCFE and a very generous anonymous donation to the school.”
“Both the boys and the Design and Technology staff at Beverley Grammar School would like to take this opportunity to thank all the sponsors for supporting this project.”
“We up some people come along and support the boys in what is bound to be an exciting and eventful race.”
“We are delighted to be able to support Beverley Grammar School in their Green Power Challenge.”
“The project provides young people with an insight into engineering and embraces a range of skills that are found in the industry.”
“Their car looks smart and everyone at Meza9 would like to wish them success in their upcoming race.”
Aimed at encouraging young people into engineering, Project Blyth is run by Greenpower Education Trust and funded by Green Port Hull and the Careers and Enterprise Company.
Taking place on Sunday 16 July, the KCOM Stadium will be transformed into a race circuit where drivers will reach speeds of up to 30mph to battle it out for pole position.
Running in conjunction with Hull City of Culture 2017, proceedings start at 9AM and spectators can attend for free. entry is free.