City of Norwich School

Greenpower Test Drive

On Tuesday 27th November, fourteen Year 9 students taking part in the Greenpower challenge this year travelled to Coltishall Airfield to test drive an IET Formula 24 car.

After a driver briefing, each student stepped up to be fitted with the safety gear and then took their place in the car.  Getting the opportunity to drive laps around the course was a great experience for them as they will be building their own version of the car for the inter school race in June.  It will certainly be a challenge to select the drivers that are needed for the final race around the Lotus test track as they got the hang of driving the car so well.  Definitely a few future F1 drivers in there!

The students really enjoyed the trip and are excited to get back into the workshop to start building the car.  Thanks to Ms Khan for organising this fantastic opportunity for these students. 

Mrs L Ryan

Deputy Curriculum Leader for Art, Design and Technology