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Shell Make the Future

On 1 July 2016 a group of year 8 design technology students visited the Olympic Park in London to attend the ‘Shell Make the Future’ Festival of Innovation.  The Festival is all about bright ideas for tomorrow’s energy challenges, giving the students the opportunity to see first-hand examples of how these challenges might be tackled.   As well as exhibitions from Shell, Ferrari and Formula One, there were science shows going on through-out the day, plus TV’s Rachael Riley was on hand to start the Shell Eco Marathon.   The Eco Marathon is a unique competition that challenges university teams around the world to create the ultimate-energy-efficient vehicle.  The distances achieved on the test track were incredible; the best result being 3,771km per litre.    The event was a great day out for the students; they saw some truly inspiring energy innovation as well as some of the awesome architecture and sculpture around the Olympic Park.

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