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Surrey schools battle for glory on race track

St Paul’s Catholic College and Collingwood College battle for glory at the Surrey Schools’ Grand Prix. Click here to download.

Lewis Hamilton who? Formula One hopefuls have taken the chequered flag at Surrey Schools’ Grand Prix.
 
The event took place last Wednesday (27th June) at Daytona Sandown Park in Esher, Surrey.

It saw 10 local schools battle head to head for victory, with the Hinchley Wood team snatching the win, closely followed by St Paul’s Catholic College and Weydon School.

Winner: Hinchley Wood School racing to take the chequered flag at Surrey Schools’ Grand Prix. Click here to download.

 
The teams raced electric kit cars which they had been designing and building for more than six months.

The two hour forty minute race was part of the P&G Surrey School Games, which was organised by Surrey County Council to encourage kids to get involved in sports during the build up to the 2012 Games.
 
Helyn Clack, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Services and the 2012 Games, said: “We might just have inspired the next generation of Jenson Button’s and engineers, like Ross Brawn, right here in Surrey.

“The youngsters did everything from designing the cars to building them, before testing their hard work in the endurance race. It really gave them a chance to put their maths, science and technology skills into practice.”

Other schools participating in the race included:

Royal Albert and Alexandra School, Redhill

Collingwood College, Camberley

Esher High, Esher

Fullbrook School, Addlestone

Wishmore Cross School, Woking

Lingfield Notre Dame

St. Joseph’s, Cranleigh

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Journalists requiring more information, can contact Surrey County Council media officer Nicole Herlihy on 020 8541 8039 or email at nicole.herlihy@surreycc.gov.uk

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