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£4,000 boost for High School

Representatives from Beverley’s Tesco supermarket visited Beverley High School top present a cheque for £4,000 after the school won the store’s May/June Bags of Help customer vote. The money will help fund the school’s Greenpower Car project.

After receiving the cheque, the school’s deputy head teacher told Beverley Fm: “We are delighted that the Beverley community voted for our project. The Greenpower Project is designed to encourage young people into engineering as a career as it is estimated that the UK will need 500,000 new engineers over the next 20 years.

“The biggest recruitment hurdle is with females, who only make up around 12 per cent of the entire engineering workforce. We want to do our bit to try and change that and to encourage our girls into this crucial area by designing, building and racing electric cars.”

He continued: “We are going to use the funding to work with some of our primary schools to help them build cars as well! The good thing about the project is that it is sustainable and the kits can be re-used year after year to help us to continue to encourage more and more girls to think about engineering as a future career.”