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Denton school celebrates green partnership with Tameside College
Thursday 23rd November 2017 @ 10:52 by Adam Higgins
Ashton Denton & Audenshaw Education News

Jackie Moores, principal of Tameside College, has presented certificates to Year 10 pupils from Denton Community College who took part in this year’s Greenpower project earlier this week.

The pupils spent two days working with motor vehicle teachers from the Ashton-based college building an electric powered go-kart to race at Aintree Racecourse alongside other schools and organisations.

This is the second year the college has been involved in the Greenpower project, which is a national initiative to develop young engineers.

Jackie said: “It was fantastic to meet the students that took part in the project. They are really enthusiastic about it and I hope they enjoyed it.

“There are big skills shortages in the engineering sector at the moment, especially for females and it would be fantastic if some of these students go on to become engineers after being inspired by Greenpower.”

She continued: “We were amazed at how quickly they accepted the challenge. As well as learning engineering concepts the pupils worked in teams to solve problems. We’re really pleased with how they performed.”