Greenpower Goblin Race – Predannack Airfield 2022
The Greenpower Education Trust is a UK-based charity which gets young people to be enthusiastic about engineering and science by challenging them to design, build and race an electric car. The car’s body work must be made from an environmentally friendly material to encourage pupils to think ‘green’.
Over the course of this year, Year 5 pupils have worked extremely hard to build their Greenpower Goblin car ahead of the racing season. This week they set off to Predannack Airfield to race their car against other schools for the first time.
Thirteen Prep pupils took to the wheel, showing such courage on the track and great compassion for their teammates whilst cheering from the sidelines. The events included drag races, slalom races and a lap of the F24 race circuit. Between events, the children could participate in a range of fantastic STEM activities, including a flight simulator.
Well done to all that took part, and a massive thank you to all the staff involved, especially Mrs Sparkes. To finish a fantastic day racing, Truro Prep were delighted to find out they were awarded the Greenest Bodywork prize, as well as winning the Lap of Champions!