Primary school pupils receive rally car visit

Rally driver Richard Egger and a car visit Mawsley Primary School, the school of Kettering Sports Personality of the Year winner, Robert Taylor, eight
Rally driver Richard Egger and a car visit Mawsley Primary School, the school of Kettering Sports Personality of the Year winner, Robert Taylor, eight

A village primary school has held a motorsport event to celebrate one of its pupils winning the Kettering Sports Personality of the Year award last year.

Mawsley Primary School hosted the event earlier this month after Robert Taylor, eight, won the sports personality gong after becoming the youngest ever winner of a Daytona InKart championship event.

A rally car visits Mawsley Primary School of Kettering Sports Personality of the Year, Robert Taylor, eight

A rally car visits Mawsley Primary School of Kettering Sports Personality of the Year, Robert Taylor, eight

Fellow pupils were able to look at Robert‘s kart and a rally car, while classes had the chance to interview racing driver Gary Ward, a former European Formula 3000 champion.

The whole day provided an opportunity to bring to life some of the subjects taught.

The school heard about the importance of science, engineering, nutrition and languages within motorsport before pupils had the chance as a Design and Technology project to enter a competition to design a new race suit.

From almost 400 designs Robert‘s new sponsors Mawsley Dental Clinic and PMA had an enormous challenge but eventually chose year six pupil Alfie Cope’s as the winner.

The design has been sent to Grand Prix Racewear and will be worn on race circuits by Robert.