Last week (Wednesday 30 September), Atkins and Semta Chairman Allan Cook CBE, visited Elutec, a UTC in Dagenham, to witness first-hand Greenpower STEM education in action.
More than 500 schools in the UK participate in Greenpower currently and the numbers continue to increase along with its international appeal in the USA, South Africa, Poland, Ireland and Portugal. Greenpower’s aim is to double the number of schools participating in the UK by 2020.
Here at Greenpower there is never a dull moment - so after the Final (which is THIS weekend) we are looking forward to 2016 and beyond, starting with South Wales. On Wednesday 14th October we are holding a presentation in Miskin, South Wales, to promote a new event that will be taking place there in 2016. We are looking to promote the project to primary schools in and around the area ahead of the new event - hopefulyl sparking some interest in a completely new are for Goblins.
Castle Combe never fails to attract a significant entry, both in terms of numbers and quality of entries, due to its position in the calendar as the final chance to qualify or improve grid position for the International Final.
If you would like to get involved in Greenpower, but want to find out more about the project and see it first hand you can now register to attend our International Final at Rockingham on Sunday 11th October here:
The Siemens Engineering and Design award was awarded for the first time ever at the 2014 International Final. IET Formula 24, IET Formula 24+ and Silverline Corporate Challenge teams all have the chance to win the award for their category. The chosen winners of F24 & F24+ categories will also win £600 for the team!
We just love our annual visit to Aintree for the IET Formula 24 and 24+ rounds at this venue which is steeped in motor racing history, and of course home to the prestigious Grand National horse race, the course for which runs alongside the motor circuit.
Liverpool Motor Club play a significant part in setting up and operating the event, and yet again proved invaluable in creating the 2015 event so we extend our sincere thanks to them for their generous support, and also to Aintree themselves for allowing us to use their fabulous track.
Our second race back after the mid-season break defied all of the weather predictions, with a chilly start turning into a warm and sunny September Sunday! It was a busy day on track – with 31 F24 cars competing and 19 F24+ cars taking part across the day.