International energy company TAQA continues its support of the annual Greenpower Education Trust race weekend held in Aberdeen each June.
Greenpower runs a series of race championships designed to get young people involved in sustainable engineering at an early age. Students from primary school age to university level build and run their own all-electric racing cars.
At the weekend (12-13 June), the Grampian Transport Museum in Aberdeen hosted heats of the IET F24 (11-16 year olds) and IET Goblin (9-11 year olds) race categories, with the event sponsored by TAQA.
Local school teams have also been backed by TAQA, and a number of their employees volunteered to help at the event, as the global firm’s UK base is located in Aberdeen. TAQA is in full support of Greenpower’s main aim of educating the next generation of engineers in sustainable engineering and technology, in a fun environment.
On Friday 12 June, three of the F24 teams racing at the Grampian Transport Museum qualified for the Greenpower International Final, which will be held at Rockingham, in Northamptonshire, on 11 October. The trio of teams from Scotland joining the final include:
- Thurso High School
- Grampian Transport Museum Young Engineers
- Albyn School
The overall winner of the Goblin race day on Saturday was Midmar School.
Greenpower CEO, Jeremy Way, said: “We always enjoy the heats in Aberdeen due to the overwhelming enthusiasm from the local schools and support from TAQA. A big thank you goes to all the schools that competed, and we look forward to seeing the three F24 qualifiers again at our International Final later in the year. Encouraging students to learn about sustainable engineering is our main aim, and all the children that took part at the weekend seemed highly motivated by the racing and the teamwork spirit that is required on race day.”
For further information, please visit Greenpower Education Trust or TAQA.