Date Posted... Mar 25th 2022




Greenpower is GO! at Truro School Prep

With the support of Mrs Sparkes, Truro School Prep pupils are getting hands-on with building a real racing car, thanks to Greenpower Education Trust.

A UK charity, Greenpower gets pupils excited about science and engineering by challenging them to design, build and race an electric car.

Truro School Prep’s very own car kit arrived to an enthusiastic team of pupils, who were ready to flex their curiosity and creativity as they began to research and construct their car.

Our School car is a Goblin G2 kit car. Once it is built, the car will be able to compete in IET Formula Goblin projects being held at Greenpower events around the UK from March through till October 2022.

The kit comes with everything the children need to build their car, including step-by-step instructions to guide the team through the build, and has the following features:

  • Fully welded and powder coated chassis components which bolt together
  • Full set of wheels
  • Adjustable steering geometry
  • Single rear disc brake
  • Two batteries – used as a pair in series providing 24 volts
  • 24 volt DC electric motor

Once built, the Goblin will be fully compliant with racing regulations and ready to be tested out!

Held during a lunchtime club run by Mrs Sparkes twice a week, this build is a truly fabulous and innovative way to allow our pupils to get immersed in such an exciting part of the STEM curriculum (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).

You can find out more about Greenpower at About Greenpower | Greenpower