On Sunday 28th April, 4 young people from Child Dynamix took part in the Greenpower Street Car race in Hull City centre.
The event was the first of its kind in the UK and saw up to 55 teams of children and young people from around the Hull and Humber area taking part over 3 age categories. Our young people from Shelley Avenue and Eastmount sessions took part in the age 11-16 category, placing 7th out of 29 cars after two races, which was a brilliant achievement.
The event was a very rewarding and exciting experience for the young people, which they all enjoyed. On the day, the team showed brilliant teamwork and cooperation, improved confidence, determination, and commitment. Prior to taking part in the race, the young people took part in a qualifying race in Gainsborough.
The young people worked very closely with Ken and his team from I.T @Spectrum, who was on hand to deliver all the technical and mechanical knowledge and expertise to ensure the car was running smoothly and passed all scrutineering tests.
The feedback from young people:
“I was nervous but I really enjoyed it and had fun. It gave me the confidence to make friends”
“It was nerve-racking but inspirational. It boosted my confidence and helped me achieve things I never thought was possible, as well as try new things”
“The thing I enjoyed the most was working as part of a team and getting to meet new people. It helped me to be less shy and make friends”
“I enjoyed learning about driving the car and how it runs”.
We would also like to say a big thank you to the team from I.T @Spectrum: Ken, Mark, Adrian, Andy and Adam without their continued dedication to the project, Child Dynamix wouldn’t have been able to take part.