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.
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