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Hummingbird is back and planning to race again in the Summer Term

Headteacher, Mr Underdown visited the Hummingbird team today to find out about the development plans for the 2021/22 model.

The Year 11 engineers were hard at work designing various aspects of the car and talked Mr Underdown through how it all works, he even had the chance to add his thumb print to the body of the car.

Hummingbird is the PHSG Formula 24 racing car and the club has been running since 2011.  During that time many students have had the opportunity to be genuinely ‘hands-on’ with Engineering.

In order to allow as many students as possible to be involved each year, different engineering disciplines are explored. Whether it be working with hand tools to construct the car, or performing complex calculations to plan race-critical parameters, there is a place for all who wish to get involved.

Greenpower is the overseeing body, an international STEM development organisation who host numerous heats of the challenging 90 minute 24 Volt electric car races.  Each team has regulation batteries and motors and must have a minimum of 3 drivers in each race.  This requires high-pressure pit stops as well as consistent and assertive driving.  All team members must be aged between 11 and 16

The team are delighted to be back in the workshop and are working hard in getting ready for their first race of the year, which will hopefully take place next term. Watch this space for more updates.

For more information on Hummingbird and how to get involved, please visit their dedicated page on the website.