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On the road to success

Malvern Editorial 29th Jul, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016   0

DRIVEN youngsters demonstrated their love of motors as they completed a year-long project to create a car.

Three Year 6 petrol heads from Welland Primary School built a working scale model Land Rover, which included brakes, suspension, steering and lights.

It was based on a Toylander kit with a motor salvaged from a mobility scooter.

Rachel Huff, Welland Primary’s headteacher, said: “We wanted the boys to see the purpose behind learning and for them to apply their school learning in a real context. They really enjoyed the experience and it has been a tremendous boost to their confidence.”

The project took place at Bridge Training and Development, near Hanley Swan, which offers a range of courses for both primary and secondary aged people.

Neil Hornby, who tutored the group, said: “The project enabled the young people to pick up a diverse range of skills that would support their school learning.

“Over the year they also learnt to care for the animals on our smallholding, learnt to drive the tractor and tried their hand at bricklaying.”


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