As part of a new initiative being launched by the evGrand Prix UK and The Blair Project; six Year 9 pupils have been selected to take part in a programme aimed to educate young people to become skilled workers who can design, build and service high performance electric vehicles. The initiative involves the chosen pupils building an electric kit go-kart in school, and three track days to race the go-kart in timed laps against other schools.
The launch of the initiative began on Wednesday with a visit to Bolton University National Centre for Motorsport Engineering. Pupils were given a guided tour of the workshop and showroom and they were provided with the opportunity to see how some of the fastest supercars and concept cars are made. The pupils were offered some valuable tips on how to make their go-kart the fastest, and what considerations should be made so that Sharples can be the winning team!
The pupils thoroughly enjoyed the visit and are all keen to get started on building the team Sharples kit car!