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And They’re Off! Broadstairs Students Race to Become First Go Karting Champions

Students and staff members from our Broadstairs College recently put the pedal to the metal, competing to become the first-ever champions of the College’s inaugural ‘Gravity Go Kart Race’.

The event, organised by Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) Project Lead at Broadstairs Junior College, Hollie Coulson, saw students and staff members go head to head, designing, building, and racing custom go-karts around the College’s grounds.

A ‘Mario Kart’ inspired vehicle propelled a team of students from the Junior College into pole position for the ‘Design Prize’. Meanwhile, a student team from Supported Learning powered through the finish line with their skateboard-themed kart to secure first place in ‘Speed Prize’ despite crashing earlier in the race.

Elsewhere, a valiant effort from the College’s Estates team resulted in disqualification for propulsion, after they set off the biodegradable confetti cannons on the back of their kart.

Assistant Principal at Broadstairs College, Sarah Benfield, commented: “The event was a great success, with students and staff supporting within their bubbles, and our Creative department supplying music and a microphone for our Assistant Principal, Nicola Kelly, who did an excellent job at whipping the crowd up!

“A fun time was had by all at this event, and we can't wait for it to become an annual feature in the Broadstairs calendar.”

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