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Greenpower ‘Docendo Racing’ in China!

Above: Mr Hong Yu, Michael Shaw, Mr Zhang (The CEO of Greenpower China) and Anthony McGill at the Greenpower China Headquarters. Below: at the Bird’s Nest Stadium
Above: Mr Hong Yu, Michael Shaw, Mr Zhang (The CEO of Greenpower China) and Anthony McGill at the Greenpower China Headquarters. Below: at the Bird’s Nest Stadium

During the summer break Anthony McGill and Michael Shaw from the successful Greenpower ‘Docendo Racing’ team were studying in Beijing, China as part of the ‘Study China’ programme.

Anthony was a BEd Maths/Science student; he graduated in July but is returning to College to do a full time Master’s degree. Michael is a Technology and Design student who is starting Year 3 of his degree at Stranmillis.

Whilst in China, they also had the opportunity to connect with ‘Greenpower China’, a motorsport driven initiative which works to inspire young engineers in the classroom. They met with Mr. Zhang from the Greenpower China company and were invited to Beijing National Stadium, also known as the ‘Bird’s Nest’, to discuss how the Greenpower programme benefits pupils in education and how it could be further improved to develop a STEM-literate society within schools in both the UK and China.

Anthony and Michael were also invited to the China Automotive Engineering Research Institute where both parties had the opportunity to discuss some interesting new ideas in bringing engineering to all pupils. Anthony and Michael are looking forward to working together in the near future.

 

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