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Design & Technology pupils begin work on annual Greenpower project

Design & Technology pupils begin work on annual Greenpower project

A group of Design and Technology pupils at Rydal Penrhos have begun work ahead of a major race later this year.

Year 10 pupils have been designing a vehicle that will compete in the F24 Greenpower race at Anglesey Circuit, and they finally began constructing the vehicle on Tuesday, January 16.

If they are successful at the regional event, they will then go on to the International final, which will be held at Rockingham Motor Speedway.

Head of Design and Technology Phil Sutton, said: “This is something our pupils get involved with every year, and this group have put in a huge amount of effort into the design and production of the car, which they deserve great credit for.”

The event will involve two 90-minute races at the circuit, which allows a two-hour break in-between where competitors are allowed to make changes to their cars as a result of experiences in the first race.

This will also be the time when F24 cars are judged for supplementary awards. There will be top three trophies awarded for both races at every event plus an overall winner at the International Finals.

All teams have the same motor and one pair of 12-volt batteries per race. During the race, at least three team members must drive the car, and up to six further members can act as pit crew.

Drivers may only drive for one car and for one team and each driver must drive for a minimum of 15 minutes.

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