The Greenpower Education Trust's objective is to advance education in the subjects of sustainable engineering and technology to young people.
Their mission is:
- To change current views about engineering, presenting it as a fascinating, relevant and dynamic career choice for any young person.
- To demonstrate the importance of engineering and associated STEM subjects, to solve the problems faced by societies today, particularly in the areas of sustainability.
- To link education, inducstry and community through inspirational engineering projects projects.
- To promote social inclusion through engaging vulnerable and economically disadvantaged young people.
Their initial project, an electric car challenge which requires students, guided by their teachers and an industry mentor, to design, build and then race an electric car. Holding events at weekends at major motor circuits around the UK ensures excellent attendance from the general public who can witness the amazing vehicles, focus and teamwork evident at these events.
Since the first event in 1999, Greenpower has expanded significantly and now works with 500 schools and over 8000 students around the UK.
Melior Community Academy has been entered into the 2016/2017 Green Power Challenge! 'Team Melior will work to design, build and race a Formula 24 electric race car as part of the 'Green Power Challenge' Enrichment Club which is held every Thursday at 2.30pm.
This is the biggest student project ever to be undertaken at Melior. We have purchsed the car kit and have secured a business sponsor. A team from SSE - Keadby Powerstation and Wind Farm will be working in partnership with the team throughout the whole competition.
On Sunday, 16th July 2017 as part of the Hull - UK City of Cultrure events, the centre of Hull will be closed to all traffic and a one mile street race track set up. Team Melior will race our car (in two 90 minute endurance races) against other teams from the Humber Region.