Greenpower Team Qualify for International Final!
At Slindon College, we take part in Greenpower! Inspiring young people to excel in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths through a unique challenge: to design, build and race an electric car.
This year sees our incredible Greenpower Team qualify for the International Greenpower Final! Over 260 cars have taken part in Greenpower events all over the UK this season, and only the top 90 cars can qualify for the International Final. Slindon College's Greenpower electric car finished in 26th position in the qualification table.
The International Greenpower Final this year is taking place at the home of British motor racing at Silverstone on Thursday 17th October. This year is the 20th Anniversary of Greenpower, and teams from all over the UK and Europe will be taking part.
Well done to all the staff and pupils in Slindon College's Greenpower team for qualifying for the International final! Go Slindon College's Greenpower Team!!
Paul van Veggel, the CEO of Greenpower and trustee Vaughan Clarke recently brought a group of visitors to the College to see our incredible Greenpower activities! The group were amazed and impressed by how the College runs Greenpower; and as part of the visit they met with the Headmaster Mr Mark Birkbeck and were given a tour of our Greenpower Facilities by Mr Paul Burbidge, who leads the project at the College.
The team recently entered the Dunsfold Park heat of the challenge. With free entry, and a fun day out for all the family, our team raced its two F24 cars 'Stealth' and 'Relentless.' The famous Dunsfold Park is widely known in the UK for being the home of the popular BBC TV program 'Top Gear!' Out of over 75 cars, 'Relentless' achieved 9th place in its first race and 8th place in its second. Our older car, 'Stealth' also did well. The College boarders visited us and many parents attended this enjoyable day too!
Greenpower Education Trust is a UK based charity with an outstanding track record in kick starting careers in engineering. They help unlock potential and spark enthusiasm for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) through the excitement of motorsport.
Slindon College students compete at Greenpower events in the UK, including nearby Goodwood Motor Circuit. The annual International Final takes place each year at a top UK motor racing circuit.
Find out more about Greenpower here.