Greenpower inspires young people around the world to excel in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths through a unique challenge: to design, build and race an electric car.
Greenpower Education Trust is a UK-based charity with an outstanding track record in kick-starting careers in engineering. We help unlock potential and spark enthusiasm for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) through the excitement of motorsport.”
In the F24 class, teams of students aged 11 to 16 from across the globe compete at Greenpower events in the UK and other countries including USA, Poland, Singapore, Portugal and China. The annual International Final takes place at the UK’s Silverstone National Circuit.
In January 2018 Banchory Academy invited Banchory Rotary Club to assist with entering a vehicle into the 2018 race at Alford. Workshop space was provided as well as an existing vehicle which had last raced in 2015. Initially there were just four students and a budget of £1500. The team decided to build a new car from scratch. Although it did not perform well in 2018, it underwent a series of major improvements and became top school/college in Scotland as well as finishing a creditable 27th out of 270 cars in the UK.
The team are now raising funds to build a better, faster car which we hope will be challenging the top ten Greenpower teams internationally. We hope that you will support us in our mission.
Thanking you in anticipation.