Saturday 30th April – the beginning to a (mostly) sunny bank holiday weekend, Greenpower pitched up at Seaford College, West Sussex to run our fourth Goblin event of 2016. The college was, as always a stunning setting for a busy day of Goblin racing – with 24 teams, mostly from Sussex taking part.
The event is now in the second year and has grown from a smaller offering to 15 local teams to the 24 participating this year and we can only see it growing as the project continues to grow locally and throughout the UK.
Saturday 23rd April – our first Stevenage Goblin event at the Da Vinci Studio School, with lots of brand new Greenpower teams, it was an exciting day for the Goblins! Although a chilly start the teams and volunteers attended with enthusiasm and excitement. The day’s racing didn’t go without challenges, but despite the breakdowns the teams remained in high spirits.
The first event of the IET Formula 24, 24+ and Silverline Corporate Challenge season arrived and also brought a large helping of spring sunshine along to Goodwood with it!
48 teams arrived at Goodwood Motor Circuit bursting with enthusiasm for the 2016 season. Some teams were ready to blow away the cobwebs they formed during the off season, whilst others were eagerly waiting to get mileage on their newly built machines.
Greenpower Education Trust, a charity based in West Sussex, UK, has licensed its Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) project-based education programme to an organisation in China who aim to replicate the successful Greenpower project, which requires teams of students to design and build a single-seat electric car and then compete on head-to-head races. Over 600 schools currently participate in the UK, and by the middle of 2017 over 200 schools in China will be taking part in events in Beijing.
The Greenpower Education Trust has appointed Spacesuit Media as its official photographic partner for 2016.
We are pleased to announce that we have joined forces with XCP Corrosion Technologies.
XCP are now supplying Greenpower Education Trust with 'XCP Green One' to give away with every new Goblin and Kit Car that is sold.
XCP Green one is a bio-based lubricating and maintenance spray that outperforms the UK market leader and is now available across the UK. With zero reliance on crude oil ingredients, XCP GREEN ONE is the UK’s first widely available high-performance spray made from >99% bio-based materials.
Greenpower Education Trust, a charity that inspires young people about engineering, has been awarded a significant grant to enable a major project in the Humber region to race off the starting grid.
The Greenpower Education Trust is among recipients of grants announced today (March 22nd) from an investment fund created by The Careers & Enterprise Company to prepare almost a quarter of a million 11-18 year olds across England for the world of work.
16th -19th March saw the annual national Big Bang Fair descend upon Birmingham NEC. This year we were kindly invited by our national partners, Siemens, to be a part of their Curiosity Project Stand. Greenpower is one of a select few project to be supported by the Siemens Curiosity project which is a three-year engagement programme to bring science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to life in the UK.
Saturday 12th March – Plumpton College Goblins, a little earlier than usual because of the Easter Holidays and Big Bang Fair (which we will be at this week!) but 24 teams were still in attendance from across Sussex and Kent – some already racing in their second event of the season!
Saturday 5th March was an icy morning start for the first Goblin of the season – we did avoid the threatened snow though! The event had a record number of entries with 23 teams racing on the day – from schools across Hampshire, West Sussex and even Rose Hill School from Kent in attendance!