Rolls-Royce sent an invitation to young children back in 2020 when most people were trapped inside due to the pandemic. This contest, which was extremely popular among young enthusiasts, sought to identify the best car designs. The jury was impressed by more than one design and several winners were chosen. Sofia, a St Saviour’s & St Olave’s student was the UK regional winner. Last week, she received her prize.
Rolls-Royce gave her a new Greenpower kit as part of the prize. It will be used at future Greenpower Education Trust events. It includes a basic chassis, motor, and batteries. The team will design and construct the bodywork. Sofia, nine of her friends in year 8, formed “The Rolls Racers” to build their car. Gavin Hartley (Head of Bespoke Design, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars) will provide advice and support to the team. He is also one of the Young Designer Competition judges.
Since the kit is delivered in carefully designed boxes, the people from Rolls-Royce decided to go a step forward and bring demo Greenpower car to the event, finished in gold. Furthermore, a Wraith was present to make sure the demo arrive in style.
We are delighted to give this Greenpower car to Sofia, her team at St Saviour’s & St Olave’s Schools. Her winning design with the Bumblebee 5000 was a worthy one. She clearly shows a keen imagination and an eye for details. Her winning design is a futuristic dream car. However, Greenpower gives her the chance to build a real working car with her friends. “We look forward to working together on their design, and wish them all the best in the coming racing season,” stated Andrew Ball, Head, Corporate Relations at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.
Publiated at Thu 29 July 2021, 13:41:15 GMT +0000