Science enthusiasts at a Lancashire school have found the formula for success with their own Greenpower F24 electric kit car.

Engineering firm Siemens offered the students the chance to design, build and race an electric vehicle through its Curiosity Project, which aims to encourage the take-up of science, technology, engineering and maths.

Bishop Rawstorne Academy in Leyland won a draw at The Big Bang Fair at the NEC in Birmingham in March, run by Siemens, where teachers nominated their school to be awarded a kit car and design software.

Headteacher Paul Cowley said: “This award provides our school community with a platform on which to showcase how Siemens, Greenpower and Bishop Rawstorne can work together in a spirit of excellence and curiosity to develop the engineers and scientists of tomorrow.”

A team of students from the school can now enter the Greenpower IET Formula 24 heat at Aintree on September 23.

Pic: Bishop Rawstorne presented with their Greenpower F24 car


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