Category Archives: Technology

Greenpower Race at Mallory Park

On Wednesday 6th June, our students attended a Greenpower race at Mallory Park Leicestershire. The race was the culmination of this year’s KMF Young Engineer of the Year project. Over the academic year, we have completely changed Reggie (our electric vehicle originally built from scratch last year). Meeting once a week on Wednesday evenings, Mr […]

STBA Spitfires Go Crazy!

This week, our Greenpower team STBA Spitfires seem to have gone crazy! Reggie has been stripped naked of all his lovely black carbon and most of his innards have been removed. No, he’s not destined for the scrapyard but a total overhaul which will consist of a redesigned chassis – which will result in a […]

STBA Spitfires

On Sunday 8th October STBA Spitfires (our very own Greenpower racing team) took part in the Greenpower International final at Rockingham raceway, Corby. The team entered Reggie – their F24 electric vehicle which they built from scratch in 2017 and named after the legendary inventor of the Spitfire – Reginald Mitchell. The final consisted of […]

Greenpower Car Club

The Greenpower Car Club have been busy working on their car in the DT department on Wednesdays after school. Thank you to Grenville Engineering who have supplied some metal components to help with the project. The first big test for the car is coming soon with a race at Rockingham on the 7th July. Grenville […]

KMF Young Engineer Competition

For the last few months, pupils from year 10 have been taking part in an after school club in technology where they have been building and programming Lego robots to perform a series of tricky challenges around the theme of interacting with animals and caring for them. The robots were then entered in a final […]

Electric Car Project 2017

Progress on the Electric car project continues… All the wheels are now made, as well as the chassis. These were made in carbon fibre using a process called vacuum bagging, which basically involves putting all the components inside a bag and sucking the air out. Students are learning all about modern materials and methods of […]

Greenpower International Electric Vehicle Race Final

Following a successful race at Aintree earlier in the year, on Sunday 16th October, pupils from Sir Thomas Boughey High School took part in the Greenpower International Electric vehicle race final at Rockingham motorsport speedway. The team now named STB Spitfires in homage to the iconic 1940’s aircraft, entered their veteran racing vehicle, ‘Brian’. Leaving […]

Greenpower Racing

On Wednesday 21st September, pupils from Sir Thomas Boughey High School took part in a Greenpower electric vehicle race at Aintree, Liverpool. The recently formed team featuring boys and girls from years 8 to 10 were racing ‘Brian’- a veteran vehicle with over a 100 races and several wins to its name. On the day, […]

KMF Young Engineers Competition

On Thursday 12th May, ten pupils from Year 10 took part in the KMF Young Engineers competition – a mission to launch a payload into the upper atmosphere, take photos and video and conduct a scientific experiment. The project is being supported by Sent into Space, Newcastle Under Lyme College, Staffordshire University and the RAF, […]