Greenpower a worthy organisation

THE article ‘Youngsters engineer car for the future’ (News Guardian, July 26) commends students from Newcastle College for their electric car entered in a competition this summer.

This must have been the north east heat of the national Greenpower competition, run by the Greenpower organisation, with categories for primary, secondary and sixth-form/FE schools and colleges, and promotes interest in engineering.

The north east event is supported by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and is sponsored by the School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering at Newcastle University.

It would be good to inform your readers about Greenpower, so that other schools can get involved.

DR JOHN APPLEBY CEng FIMechE

Newcastle University