BUDDING mechanics have been given a fantastic chance to build and race their very own kit car.
The students at Western Road School, Lewes, are working on building the vehicle thanks to Greenpower, a scheme which provides electric cars to schools and colleges for free.
Greenpower allows headteachers to bid for the 6680 cars to promote engineering and technology as careers, to pupils aged 10 to 18.
Headteacher, Garry Thompson, said the school decided to bid for a car to use in an afterschool club.
He said: 'It is a small aluminium kit car a bit like an Airfix model and is powered by two 12 volt car batteries, it does a top speed of 15 mph.
'Greenpower is an eco-energy company which looks for sustainable forms of energy.
'We build it and will race it in March with other schools.'
Mr Thompson said the car is currently available to Year 6 students but the school is hoping to bid for another car in order to open it up to other pupils as he has had a great deal of interest.
For more information about Greenpower visit www.greenpower.co.uk
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