Bradford Schools Receive Electric Kit Car Donations Ahead of Formula 24 Challenge

School pupils across Bradford have been tasked with building and racing their own electric kit cars thanks to an innovative new education partnership.
By: Bradford College
BRADFORD, U.K. - Jan. 15, 2024 - PRLog -- Bradford College is supporting the charity Greenpower Education Trust to launch the first Formula 24 Challenge in West Yorkshire. The project will give local 11-16-year-olds the chance to build and race a Greenpower kit car using a donated frame and components for a battery-powered engine.

Single-seater kit cars were delivered to nine Bradford secondary schools, including Oastlers Keighley, Tong Academy, Parkside School, and BBG Academy. Students will now team up to start their electric kit car construction, designing and sourcing the bodywork themselves with an emphasis on using eco-friendly materials.

Schools will also receive expert technical coaching and masterclasses from experts such as the Bradford College Motor Vehicle ( team. When complete, it is hoped that pupils will race the cars in a Formula 24 Grand Prix in Bradford city centre.

Sarah Towan, Vice Principal for Recruitment & Communications at Bradford College, said:

"As a leading provider of science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) training in the city, Bradford College is very excited to support the Greenpower Formula 24 Challenge. This is an exhilarating project for local students, giving them the opportunity to explore design principles and improve planning, creativity, teamwork, and problem-solving skills.

"It's vital that we engage more young people in STEM subjects to help address future skills gaps and improve diversity across critical industries in the UK. Unique projects like this help to put theory into practice and showcase varied careers at a time when young people are beginning to think about their future."

The Bradford Formula 24 Challenge team is interested in talking to engineering and motor vehicle employers or local businesses who may be interested in supporting the event – either partnering with a local secondary school to design and build the racing car or sponsoring the Grand Prix event. Contact Sarah Faulkner at Bradford College for more details (email  or call 07776956239).

For further information about the Formula 24 Challenge and electric kit cars, visit the Greenpower Education Trust website ( or search for Greenpower on the Bradford College website.

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