Saturday, 19 July 2014

Rolls-Royce Builds Electric Car With the help of School Children

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.

“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.


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