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Pupils from Harington School in Oakham build car to take part in Greenpower Challenge



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Pupils have designed and built an electric car which they are now entering into races.

The teenagers in Year 12 at Harington School in Oakham designed the vehicle for the International Greenpower Challenge.

In 10 weeks they raised more than £3,000 in funding, designed and constructed the car, and are now hopeful of qualifying for a competition at Goodwood Motor Circuit in West Sussex.

Harington School pupils are taking part in the Greenpower Challenge
Harington School pupils are taking part in the Greenpower Challenge

On July 7 their driver Thomas Harvey came third overall in a national competition at Blyton Park Race Track, in Lincolnshire and are awaiting confirmation they have qualified for the international final on October 9.

The Arkwright Engineering Scholarship, awarded to James Stoate, encouraged him to kickstart the process and provided an initial £200 of funding.

Other Harington Greenpower Team members include Phil Tradwell, Ollie Crocker, James Garner, Abigail Falconer, Alex McLean, Ollie Pound, Ben Lister, Benedict Pater, Noah Smith, Ollie Redman, Sam Biggs, Theo White, Rosa Burditt, Alex Totaro and Harry Harrison.

Harington School pupils are taking part in the Greenpower Challenge
Harington School pupils are taking part in the Greenpower Challenge

They are supervised by teachers Tom Foxall and Mark Thompson.

The team has gained sponsorship from Amanet Ltd, C S Ellis (Group) Ltd and Berridge Taxis but needs further funds to make additional improvements to their car, so are looking for sponsorship, support and advice from companies or individuals.

Anyone wishing to help can email: haringtongreenpower@gmail.com and office@haringtonschool.com with offers of support.



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