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Petworth youngsters in Greenpower at Goodwood

The teams get to work on their vehicles SUS-140306-133410001

The teams get to work on their vehicles SUS-140306-133410001

A TEAM of talented youngsters in Petworth raced their own electric vehicle at Goodwood.

The West Sussex Rural Mobile Youth Trust, also known as The Purple Bus, worked with Hyde Housing and West Sussex Youth Support and Development Service to enter a team into the Greenpower Educational Trust heats yesterday (June 8).

Staff member at the Sylvia Beaufoy Youth centre, Dan Sneller, said: “We believe this is the first youth service team nationwide to enter.

“We worked with a group of young people from Northchapel that have very little or no engineering experience.

“Most of them are Hyde residents and don’t get the opportunity to leave their village apart from going to school.

“We started building this car just a few weeks ago and they are doing remarkably well.

“Before Easter, they had to make contact with a number of different organisations and businesses to ask for funding for their project, something they have been greatly successful in.”

 

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