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Sutton Coldfield based Arthur Terry School, has been announced as the first Centre of Excellence for the West Sussex based charity, Greenpower Education Trust. The Arthur Terry School has been involved with Greenpower Education Trust’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) project for five years, and has experienced the positive effect the project can have not only on individual students, but the schools as a whole.
With the newly granted ‘Centre of Excellence’ status, The Arthur Terry School will provide advice and support to new and existing Greenpower teams by acting as a Greenpower hub in the West Midlands area, helping the charity grow and expand across the UK.
The Arthur Terry School has previously helped multiple schools, including local primary schools building their IET Formula Goblin car for pupils aged 9-11, which is the feeder formula to IET Formula 24 and IET Formula 24 + for young people aged 11-25.
Amanda Barrett, Project Manager at Greenpower Education Trust commented "We're so pleased to announce The Arthur Terry School as our first Centre of Excellence."
"The Arthur Terry School completely embrace all of Greenpower’s core values. It is very much in their nature to help others as they have already heavily invested themselves in helping other local teams, which has helped to create a Greenpower network in the surrounding area."
Dean Batty, Physics Teacher and Greenpower Lead at The Arthur Terry School commented "The Greenpower project has become a massive part of life at Arthur Terry School. We currently have 38 students participating across both F24 and F24+ and this year our second car will make it’s debut. The project continues to transform the school lives of so many of our students."
"Many of the team have already completed the AQA Certificates in Design, Manufacturing and Systems and we also have five Y12 students and one Y13 student completing the AQA Extended Project Qualification based around their Greenpower activities."
"We are delighted to become a Greenpower Centre of Excellence and we all look forward to helping other teams along their own Greenpower journey."
The Centre of Excellence programme was created by Greenpower Education Trust to ensure that the Greenpower project is accessible to all young people in the UK via schools, colleges and youth groups. Centers of Excellence will provide advice, as well as resources such as use of tools to any local team that would like to be or are already involved in the project. With over 600 schools and institutions involved in the Greenpower project, the search is on to establish a hub in each region.