Pupils turn kayak into mean, green racing machine

Tuesday, 26 February 2008
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Electronic Kayak/Car

Students at Chatham House Grammer School in the UK are taking part in the battery-powered car challenge this summer at County Showground in Detling. If they qualify, they will race at the nationals in October.

Part of the competition is that they need to build and outfit their own electronic car. The shape of choice? A kayak. Team leader Lester Edmeades, from the school's physics department, said: "We decided a kayak was the best streamlined shape and size.

The problem is that they had to find an old fibreglass kayak that somebody was throwing out. After searching high and low, a parent of a student finally found one in the garbage.

They aren't too worried that they won't make it to the nationals as they have been there every year since the competition launched seven years ago.

More info: kentonline.co.uk

Electronic Kayak/Car

Students at Chatham House Grammer School in the UK are taking part in the battery-powered car challenge this summer at County Showground in Detling. If they qualify, they will race at the nationals in October.

Part of the competition is that they need to build and outfit their own electronic car. The shape of choice? A kayak. Team leader Lester Edmeades, from the school's physics department, said: "We decided a kayak was the best streamlined shape and size.

The problem is that they had to find an old fibreglass kayak that somebody was throwing out. After searching high and low, a parent of a student finally found one in the garbage.

They aren't too worried that they won't make it to the nationals as they have been there every year since the competition launched seven years ago.

More info: kentonline.co.uk

David Johnston

David Johnston

David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.

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