- Liz Summers reports
Hundreds of youngsters from around the world have come to the Silverstone circuit in Northamptonshire to race electric cars that they designed and built themselves.
They’ve been taking part in this year’s Greenpower Education Trust International Final. The challenge aims to give young people a head start if they choose to go into a job in science, technology, engineering or maths, otherwise known as a STEM career.
Teams are made up of students aged between eleven and twenty-five and include schools from all over the globe. Alongside those from the UK were groups from Poland, Spain, Singapore and China.
Schoolgirl Isobel Datson spoke ITV Anglia about how hard the teams have worked to get to this point.
This year marks twenty years since the very first Greenpower event of this kind. The first event was a one-off local race at Goodwood in 1999. Now, the challenge has evolved into an international program with several categories.
While the event itself has proven to be plenty of fun for the students, there is a more serious motivation behind the program. Greenpower say that they have a large shortage of young people going into the industry.
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