ASPIRING engineers, designers and drivers have lined up on the grid to compete in the annual Gathering of Goblins.
More than 85 primary schools across the country met at Goodwood Motor Circuit last Sunday to race in the Greenpower Education Trust’s goblin race category.
“It was an absolutely fantastic race day, the sun came out for us, and there were around 1,000 children taking part in what has been the biggest grid at any Greenpower event to-date,” said Jeremy Way, chief executive of the trust. He said the children participating were a ‘credit to their schools’.
St Mary’s Primary School in Clymping was crowned overall winner, with the school collecting a total of six trophies at the famous motor circuit in Chichester.
Among the other winners were River Beach Primary School, Littlehampton, St Philip’s Catholic Primary School, Dorset House School in Bury and The March CofE Primary School in Chichester, whose Greenpower entry was supported by Rolls-Royce.
The team was presented with race overalls prepared in the leather shop and had a tour of the plant where they met engineers who helped with the design of the car.
Andrew Ball, global corporate communications manager, said: “The team at Rolls-Royce were impressed with the children’s enthusiasm and passion for the project and we have no doubt that they are engineers of the future.”