BGS1 races at the KCOM stadium

A group of aspiring engineers at Beverley Grammar School joined as many as 60 other teams of young drivers to race their self-built electric car around the KCOM stadium.

On Sunday 16th July the Stadium was transformed into a race circuit where drivers reached speeds of up to 30mph to battle it out for pole position.

Aimed at encouraging young people into engineering, Project Blyth is run by Greenpower Education Trust and funded by Green Port Hull and the Careers and Enterprise Company.

James Sutton (14), Bailey Wilson (14), Aiden Glover (14) and Oliver Newton (14) have spent the last 18 months working with their Design and Technology teacher, Rob Oldridge to build and tested their electric car, BGS1.

With huge support from main sponsors Engie and Meze9 Ltd and additional sponsorships from ARCO, The Traditional Marquee Company and NCFE together with a very generous anonymous donation to the school, the boys have been able to raise the funds to build a vehicle which was a serious contender in their first competitive race on Sunday and for the forthcoming season.

Both the boys and the Design and Technology staff at Beverley Grammar School would like to take this opportunity to thank all the sponsors for supporting this project.

The event, run in conjunction with Hull City of Culture 2017, was very successful for the boys, who finished a commendable 12th out of a possible 36. Well done to everyone involved.