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Children from six primary schools will be racing their own electric kit cars in Hull next week which they will have designed and built themselves.

The Greenpower Challenge will see the budding racers, between the ages of nine and 11, construct their own Goblin Kit Car before racing against each other.

The design and building phase can take up to 15 hours and cars must be easily dismantled for future use.

The Greenpower Education Trust has once again organised the event which encourages children to work as a team, learning engineering and green skills and consider STEM subjects in the future.

Hull City Council, through Green Port Hull, is supporting the event which this year takes place on Wednesday 19 June around Ennerdale Leisure Centre’s cycle circuit.

Alex Codd, assistant director for economic development and regeneration at the council, said: “The Greenpower Challenge is a fantastic event in Hull and the council is delighted to be able to support Greenpower Education Trust in hosting the spectacle once again.

“In addition to being great fun, it will help pupils to engage in key subjects and enhance their education and I look forward to seeing the cars racing around the circuit.”

Nicollette Baldwin, director of operations at Greenpower Education Trust, added: “We’re excited to be heading to Hull for another Goblin event at the Ennerdale Cycle Circuit.

“The support of local businesses and communities is crucial in tackling the skills shortage in the STEM industry.

“For this reason, we are incredibly thankful to Hull City Council for its continued support and contribution to the event, which has enabled pupils in Hull and beyond to participate.

“We hope all the teams have enjoyed building their cars and we look forward to seeing them all in action very soon.”

A timetable for the day is as follows:

08:30 – Teams start to arrive

09:00 – Scrutineering opens (Goblin Parade & Judging takes place)

10:00 – Team briefing

10:15 – Events start

12:30 – Lunch

13:00 – Events recommence

15:00 – Prize giving

Spectators are always welcome to watch the race for free and encourage the pupils from the side-lines.

Visitors are asked to please respect all instructions given by event officials and the event boundaries shown on the site map.

More information can be found on Greenpower’s website here.

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