Wrexham Science Festival Solar Car Challenge
This year’s science festival competition will see pupils from schools in north Wales design and build their own solar car on a budget – and then race them in an exciting finale at Glyndŵr University.
The solar car challenge is designed to get children thinking about engineering and solar energy as the world looks to a future which is sustainable and green.
Using a kit of materials worth £200, the pupils have been given the freedom to create any solar car they want, with guidance about design principles from staff and students at Glyndŵr University. Members of the university’s own solar car team, Tân Y Wawr (Fire of the Dawn), have been visiting schools to provide expert support.
The competition finale on Wednesday 13 July will put the cars through a series of tests to challenge the build and design quality of their solar car.
Pupils aged 13-14 from the following schools have been taking part:
• Darland High School
• Alun School, Mold
• Maes Garmon
• Glan Clwyd
Check local press and wrexhamsf.com for full results and pictures from the finale!