Tesco funding helps power Eyemouth High racing car

Eyemouth High School has bagged £2,000 from a Tesco funding scheme.

Friday, 15th September 2017, 10:27 am
Updated Wednesday, 13th September 2017, 14:33 pm
Eyemouth High School has bagged £2000 from Tesaco's Bags of Help funding scheme.

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help funding initiative, which sees grants – raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to thousands of local community projects every year.

Greenspace Scotland is working with Groundwork to provide support to communities in Scotland. 

Voting ran in stores throughout May and June with customers choosing which local project they would like to get the top award using a token given to them at the check- out.

Thanks to the customers of Tesco in Berwick, Green Power Racing has been awarded £2,000.

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In conjunction with Borders College and especially college lecturer Dave Black, the engineering course at Eyemouth High School will now commence designing, building and ultimately driving a new green-powered racing car.

The technology department at the school is very excited to be working alongside Borders College and Dave Black, while being at the forefront of green power education.

It sees this as a great way to raise awareness of green power as well as educating the pupils in the fundamentals of design and manufacturing.

It is all systems go to get the car on the road and the school hopes to one day race other schools, not only in the Borders but Scotland-wide while showing people the versatility of green power.

The school would like to thank Tesco Bags of Help and all of the sponsors who have helped make this dream a reality. These sponsors are: Amey; Ahlstrom; Simpsons Malt; Brucegate Dental Practice; SWP Engingeering Services LTD; The Rotary Club of Eyemouth and District; and the Eyemouth High School Head Team.

There is still space available for anyone else who would like to sponsor the car. If you are interested or would like more information about the project, contact the school and speak to Paul Watson. Alternatively, follow the story of the race car by searching for Eyemouth High School Green Power Race Car on Facebook.

Previous winners of Tesco Bags of Help funding include Grove Gardens South play park and Prior Park First School.