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Ambassador Blog: Staffordshire Goblins

Laura, Friday 5th August, 2016

A hot summer’s day saw over 100 excited and enthusiastic primary school pupils from 14 schools across Cheshire and Staffordshire descend on the Staffordshire Activity Centre, Seighford for the 10th Annual Staffordshire Goblin electric car event.


A colourful and varied selection of car bodywork designs were on display, all designed and made by the pupils who were competing for the Best Bodywork and Greenest Bodywork Awards.

The morning session saw each team testing their driving skills as they competed in the Drag, Slalom and Timed Lap events. The afternoon session provide even more excitement and determination as teams battled it out in a series of preliminary races to decide who was to race in the ultimate final race of the day – the Race of Champions. This saw Newcastle High Prep School, Abbotsholme School and Betley Primary School line up on the starting grid. After three relentless laps of the course, Abbotsholme narrowly took the chequered flag from Newcastle High, closely followed by the Betley car.


An added attraction during the day was the opportunity for pupils to test drive the new Goblin car which has been designed and manufactured by local company KMF who, along with the IMechE sponsor the Staffordshire Goblin Event.


New entrants Newcastle High Prep School, having won the Drag and Timed Lap events secured the  Overall Champions trophy with Kingsland CE Academy taking the Runners-up spot having won the Slalom event and the award for the Greenest Bodywork. Newcomers Leighton Academy and St Marys Primary from Knutton won the awards for Best Bodywork and Portfolio Award respectively.

The award for Best Presented team went to St Nathaniel’s Academy with Cooper Perry Primary School taking the Spirit of Greenpower Award.

Trophies were presented by Phillip Brocklehurst from the IMechE and STEM Ambassadors provided marshalls for the day.


Kevin Ford 

Staffordshire Greenpower Ambassador & STEM Ambassador