Five girls from Palmers Green High School win first place in the London Schools Hydrogen Challenge!

1st August 2020

On Friday 21 March 2014, during National Science and Engineering Week, over a hundred young people met to race hydrogen fuel cell cars at London’s City Hall. In the lead-up to this event, pupils from around the capital designed, built and tested hydrogen powered model cars. As part of the National Curriculum pupils work to develop scientific enquiry skills and gain knowledge about the role hydrogen will play within a future low-carbon society.

Two teams from Palmers Green High School were selected for the final where they competed against 22 teams from other schools. The members of the winning team – Kenyaa, Lily, Kiyanah, Jessica and Salsabil – designed and built a car that travelled a distance of 62m. This is the furthest distance that has ever been achieved in the Hydrogen Cars Challenge – both here and in the USA!

The other team – Peri, Mariam, Prithi, Tuliana and Lara – designed and built a car that travelled a distance of 35.3m, putting it in fourth place. Congratulations to all the girls on their amazing achievement.

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The winning team from Palmers Green High School pictured receiving their certificate from Deputy Mayor Kit Malthouse, and representatives of ITM Power and Transport for London.