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The Gathering of Goblins saw 82 teams of 9-11 year olds from 57 Primary schools from the UK, Spain and China compete in three ‘on track’ events during the day, including a slalom, drag race and chicane sprint event. One lucky driver from each team also got the chance to drive a full lap around Goodwood Motor Circuit as a part of the ‘Lap of Champions’.
Bursley Academy from Staffordshire stormed to victory on the day, after placing well across all of the events during the day. The ‘Best Global Team’ award was presented to the Greenpower China team that travelled all the way from Beijing to compete in the event.
Jeremy Way, CEO of Greenpower Education Trust, commented on the event, "Each year we’re impressed at how far teams travel to attend the event. Nationally, we have teams from Cornwall all the way to Staffordshire who make the long trip to West Sussex for the event, but this year with the addition of two teams from China and a team from Spain, it takes the event to the next level."
‘The Gathering of Goblins signifies the end of another IET Formula Goblin season, and we’re already looking to 2018. Without the support of our partners, Siemens, The IET, Silverline Tools and BMW i, we wouldn’t be able to inspire so many young people about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects.’
The Gathering of Goblins was the last event of the season that will be taking place at Goodwood, but the Greenpower series will be returning to the Goodwood Motor Circuit again in 2018.
If you would like to get involved in the Greenpower project, or would like to support the event next year, please do not hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 01243 552305.
Images from the day can be found here www.spacesuitmedia.com