Students from the Danetre and Southbrook Learning Village (DSLV) have embarked on a new green project. The youngsters had to design and build an electric-powered racing car which will compete against cars from other schools in regional heats with the aim of making it to the annual final held at the Goodwood Motor Circuit.
DSLV’s technology department is working with industry partners Cummins to enable students to learn about all aspects of racing car design from aerodynamics to steering and suspension geometry.
Students studying for qualifications in engineering and in vehicle maintenance will contribute to the design and build of the car, while two teams at the school will develop the project. One team will focus on the design and construction of the bodywork, and the other team on building the chassis.
Sally Childs, corporate responsibility leader for Cummins said: “Cummins actively works with students, partnering with regional schools, colleges and universities to promote subjects. It is a great opportunity for us to work alongside DSLV students and teachers promoting sustainable Engineering. What better way to introduce the world of Engineering than design, build and race their own electric powered car.”