Greenpower International and Kit Car Final 2017
Six Sullivan pupils (Luke Cunningham, Adam Cinnamond, Rosie Adams, Lucy Fitzpatrick, Zoë Brown and Sam Brown) had the opportunity to build and race an electric car in cooperation with the University of Ulster and in order to participate in the Greenpower International Competition which challenges teams to design, build and race an electric car and includes hundreds of teams from across the world.
For this team of Holywood Young Engineers the adventure began at the heats at the Kirkistown race track. After 6 weeks of preparation at the University of Ulster, the car was ready to race. The group was split into 2 teams; the boys and the girls and both came 2nd. As a result, the team had qualified for the international final which took place in October at Rockingham Race Track near Luton, England.
The kit car final was on Saturday and the team came 16th out of 56. The international final was on the Sunday and, having qualified in 77th place, the team was delighted to finish 46th out of the 84 qualifiers, particularly given the high level of experience and expertise involved. The pupils certainly enjoyed the rewarding and exciting experience.