Pupils gear up for eco car contest
PUBLISHED: 15:18 02 July 2008 | UPDATED: 11:39 12 August 2010
PUPILS have built an eco-car to enter into a national engineering competition. Pupils at Langley Park Boys School, Beckenham,
PUPILS have built an eco-car to enter into a national engineering competition.
Pupils at Langley Park Boys' School, Beckenham, built a fuel-efficient car from scratch to enter into today's Rockingham Festival of Science.
The Shell sponsored eco-marathon requires entrants to complete a course using the least fuel possible while travelling at an average speed of 15mph.
Steve Weston, head of design and technology at Langley Park, said: "A good education in engineering could set the students up with a career for life.
"It's very rewarding to feel involved in developing the next generation of British engineers."
Langley Park's team of 13 to 14-year-olds will this year enter Spirit I and II, aiming to beat their record last year of 140 miles to the gallon.
A Ford Mondeo would use 12 times that much fuel, covering just 36 miles to the
If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Bromley Times. Click the link in the orange box below for details.