We had an adrenaline-fuelled morning with the enthusiastic Year 5 children and staff from Errington Primary school for the next stage of our ‘Energy Academy Workshops’ funded by Redcar and Cleveland College.
Today’s Year 5s began with learning some of the mechanics behind the technology fueling today’s automotive revolution while setting up their own hydrogen-powered car! After an initial false start due to the lack of solar power, we headed back to the pit lane to use the battery packs to separate the hydrogen and the oxygen to use as fuel. With their tanks full they positioned their Hydrogen fuelled cars on the grid for the start of the Hydrogen Grand Prix! After the final countdown, they flipped the switch again and the motor came to life! A buzz of excitement filled the room as the car named after Rosalind Franklin won the race!
Over the whole morning, the children learned all about the exciting opportunities in our area with renewable energy and even built their own wind farm; choosing the location and routes for the cables on a map before constructing a working model.
A fun-filled, exciting session with everyone involved!