Start your engines…er…again!
It is a bright sunny morning on the Quayside in Newcastle as another day of activities surrounding the Great Exhibition of the North get ready to gear up. If you haven’t already been please take the opportunity to visit some of the amazing opportunities that will be running in the area throughout the Summer and early September.
Why is Inspire2Learn so interested today? Well we have 18 cars from the Tees Valley, many of which were built in our centre, competing in a one off Greenpower race day. Many competed at Croft last week but today is more of an exhibition event to showcase the amazing work of the Greenpower Trust. I spent yesterday at a national event where the focus was on how schools are responding to the government’s careers strategy. Ensuring pupils get experience of team working, problem solving and working on a defined project were key skills that were identified as important to any business for potential employees. Show me a better example than. building an electric racing car, designing the bodywork and racing it at events. It is just one example though of the multitude of experiences that schools can offer their pupils and our brochure of events for next year will almost certainly be hitting inboxes by tomorrow at the latest so that involvement in Greenpower is just one aspect of a school’s provision.
But today, let’s enjoy the racing. Live streaming including race footage and hopefully interviews should begin here around 10am and will last as long as we have power!