Greenpower Education Trust

Greenpower Education Trust

At a glance

Causes

  • Education

Other details

Geographical remit: 
National - Britain

Objectives

At Greenpower Education Trust we believe that providing young people with an exciting, real life project is the most successful way of sparking an interest in engineering, helping to address the serious skills gap the UK faces in this crucial business sector.

Our objectives are:

  • 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 Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects, to solve the problems faced by societies today particularly in the areas of sustainability.
     
  • To link education, industry and community through inspirational engineering projects.
     
  • To promote social inclusion through engaging with vulnerable and economically disadvantaged young people.

Activities

Our highly successful challenge, to design, build and race a single seat electric car uses the excitement of motorsport to inspire students from primary school through to university to excel in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) studies.

With the support of over 600 volunteers our full time team of four currently works with over 500 schools throughout the UK running 30 regional events and an International Final every year, with approximately 10,000 students and young people taking part.

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