On Sunday our staff members tagged along to the #ThetfordSoapboxRace that was set by Thetford Town Council. We decided to enter the competition for our young students as they had already been working on motorcycles as part of our Transport Maintenance course. The team worked tirelessly with students to build the go kart and add promotional branding to it.
The day consisted of two timed races and one practice run. We didn’t have such high hopes from our practice run but with another member in tow we ended on 25 seconds for the go kart to begin up the hill from Market Square to the bottom next to Lloyds Bank. With the winners getting 21 seconds, we were not far off!
The day was made with some incredible music and food stalls and was a brilliant experience to speak with young people of Thetford, many of which we have as students.
We cannot wait to build an even better go kart next year with our students and come away winning the fastest kart!
Thanks to all involved in creating the event and well done to all winners!
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