Pupils’ racing car ambitions

Eyemouth High School pupils are looking to build their own battery operated racing car.
Eyemouth High School pupils are looking to build their own battery operated racing car.

Eyemouth High School is looking for local businesses to support them in their green powered racing car project.

Just like Lewis Hamilton has his sponsors on the sides of his Mercedes, so local businesses can have their logos on the Eyemouth High School car.

The schools technology students are wanting to buy a green-powered battery racing car kit which the budding engineers will then build in the school with help from Borders College, which is on board with the project.

The car kit will cost around £3,000 and a number of local businesses are needed to become sponsors. One has already come forward to pay for the body, but there is plenty still to be paid for.

Once the car is completed, the plan is to have an open night at the school for sponsors and others from the local community to see the car and be photographed with it.

The car could also become available for other community events.

As a way to encourage more students to go into a career in engineering, Greenpower Education Trust started an electric car challenge in 1999.

It requires students, guided by their teachers and an industry mentor, to design, build and then race an electric car, andhas been taken on by 500 schools and more than 8,000 students around the UK.

Local support would be greatly appreciated – contact Paul Watson or Andrew Hay at the high school on 01890 750363.