Corby pupils get high-powered motorsport lesson

Pupils at one Corby school got a turbo-charged lesson with a difference last week.

Thursday, 21st March 2019, 5:00 am

Last Friday (March 15) Year 4 children from Priors Hall – A Learning Community were joined by a variety of performance vehicles to help with their learning theme in class – motorsport.

PC Mark Walker from Northamptonshire Police, along with Aimee Mitchell from Lotus Silverstone & Caterham Silverstone brought the cars for the children to explore the history of the manufacturers and also to discover what makes them performance vehicles.

The children had a chance to jump inside and get behind the wheels to feel what is like to sit in one of the cars.

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Teacher Christopher Capes said: “We had the engines running so we could compare what each car sounds like, especially those with the larger engines with more horsepower.

“Year 4 have been studying motorsport in class and this was a great way to add extra memories for those children getting up close and personal with the expensive cars.”