Learning the mechanics

Pupils from the Davison Church of England High School for Girls, in Worthing, Sussex, receive help from their science teacher with preparation of their vehicle for the Greenpower electric car marathon to be held at Goodwood this weekend. Each team of pupils, aged 13 to 17, has to design, build and then race its own […]

Pupils from the Davison Church of England High School for Girls, in Worthing, Sussex, receive help from their science teacher with preparation of their vehicle for the Greenpower electric car marathon to be held at Goodwood this weekend. Each team of pupils, aged 13 to 17, has to design, build and then race its own vehicle from the parts issued to them: an electric motor, four 12-volt batteries and a motor controller. There are prizes for various categories including first-past-the-post, fastest lap, best design, best looking and most innovative car.