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Sulmara supports rural students to build and race electric car in National Greenpower STEM Challenge
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Primary students from Echt School in Scotland’s northeast had the chance to showcase their creativity and STEM skills at the Greenpower Goblin Challenge on June 14 at the Grampian Transport Museum in Alford.

More than 10,000 students from the UK participate in the Greenpower challenge each year, working in teams to design, build, and race an electric car.

Subsea specialist Sulmara helped support Echt School by sending a team of 14 students from P5-P7 classes to compete against other talented UK schoolchildren during the national competition.

Echt School Head Teacher Margaret Cochrane said, “The children were incredibly excited to participate in the Greenpower challenge. We are a small, rural school with limited opportunities for external learning events, so it was wonderful to be able to provide our students with such a unique experience.

“Our young people deserve equal opportunities to learn, explore, create, and develop their skills. We are grateful to Sulmara for helping us give our students a chance to work together and show off their abilities to the rest of the nation.”

Sulmara CEO Kevin McBarron said: “The work we do at Sulmara is focused on using innovation to build a sustainable future, and the Greenpower challenge is an excellent opportunity for UK students to collaboratively discover new ways to aid in that mission.

“By supporting the creative young minds from Echt School, we are helping to promote STEM education and inspiring young students to explore and develop their skills in science and engineering.

“As a champion of innovation in technology, we’re proud of the opportunity to help support and nurture Scotland’s next generation of talent that we’ll see joining our sector in the future.”

Launched in 1999, Greenpower hosts more than 30 regional events per year, with over 700 teams from the UK participating, along with a growing number of international teams.