Stevenage pupils form ‘E’ team to build kart

THE ‘E’ team have been getting their hands dirty during school lunchtimes by building an eco kart.

Six year 6 pupils at St Vincent de Paul Catholic Primary School in Bedwell Crescent, Stevenage, have formed an engineering team to construct EREK - their ‘eco recycled electric kart’.

The project, marshalled by teaching assistant Roy Prendergast, was launched in January and involved building a kart from recycled parts.

Completed earlier this month, the pupils used materials including old school furniture, an old bicyle, front wheels and angle iron donated by The Wheels Project in Bedwell Crescent, Stevenage as well as car batteries and welding courtesy of another Stevenage-based company, NTM Garages.

Mr Prendergast said: “The main point behind this project is to get children thinking about how things work and why - but also to have fun while doing it!”

The ‘E’ team are made up of Sam Willis, Luke Bruni, Patrick Allen, Georgia Sullivan, Clarissa Mathew and Jack Sarwa.

The project has also been entered into the Hertfordshire Green Awards 2010, organised by Archant, the media company that publishes The Comet.

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