Truro High is the first school in the UK to be recognised as an official motorsports club by Motorsports UK.
Truro High’s Greenpower Engineering Project offers students the chance to design, build and race their own solar-powered race cars. Girls are encouraged to lead from the front, using their own ideas with the support of motorsport experts.
The project counts girls from the ages of 8 to 18-years-old amongst its ranks. The teams take part in local events as well as competing at world-famous racetracks, including Goodwood and Silverstone.
It is an incredibly popular part of our extra-curricular programme with an 8-strong fleet engineering workshop and the regular support of F1 engineers and high profile figures in the automotive industry. These include F1 performance engineer, Cristiana Pace, the Chairman of Motorsport UK, David Richards and former McLaren and Williams engineer, James Robinson. James can be found at almost every race supporting and encouraging our students in the pits.
Due to their hard work and dedication in the Greenpower team, many of our students are invited to undertake work experience with local engineering companies as well as Williams F1.
The project’s success has resulted in Truro High becoming the first school in the country be recognised as an official motorsport club by Motorsport UK.
A first in UK automotive history, this recognition means that we take part in events organised by other recognised clubs and invite these top-level organisations to our own events as well. This includes students being able to train as race marshals. This will enable them to work at races all over the world and even go all the way to operating trackside at international Formula 1 events.
Motorsport UK is the national membership organisation and governing body for four-wheel motorsport in the UK, representing competitors, volunteers, clubs and fans.