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Truro High race car drivers put pedal to the metal for their international season finale at Rockingham Motor Speedway

Truro High School's Greenpower racing team finished the season in high spirits at the Rockingham Motor Speedway International Final last weekend.

Three of the school’s eight-strong fleet of cars were out in force for the prestigious finale to the racing season following their stupendous performance at the recent qualifier at Castle Combe. Speeding round Europe’s fastest motorsport circuit for the first time was the Kernow Kitts which earned its place after shooting 120 places up the rankings to end this season placed 68th in the UK.

The ‘11th Hour’ and Silver Shadow also flew around the track much to the delight of their proud makers and Head of STEM Mr Jon Dean.

He said: “It’s been an exceptional season for the girls and I have been so impressed by their dedication and determination to make their mark on the national racing circuit. It’s a real honour to qualify for the international finals and a testament to the continued improvement of this slick and highly professional team to finish the season on such a high – I couldn’t be more proud!”

This ever-popular engineering project has gone from strength to strength over the last year now counting eight cars in the whole school fleet – that’s the largest school racing team in the UK – which continues to thrive in the team’s meteoric rise through the national rankings.

Currently only 7% of the engineering workforce in the UK is female. With the aim of redressing this imbalance, the school is a firm believer in educating girls about the many STEM careers available regularly hosting special workshops and Greenpower race car events throughout the year. All pupils at the school study GCSEs in all three sciences.

Published by: Grace Kennard

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