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JCT600 races to help local primary school children create their own wheels

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Yorkshire motor retailer JCT600 has come to the aid of pupils at Kingfisher Primary School, supporting the Doncaster school’s ‘Wacky Racer’ themed science week by supplying expert technical help to children in Year 2 and Year 5 as they embarked on a project to build their own go karts.

Fully trained technician Scott Willets from JCT600’s local dealership Mercedes-Benz of Doncaster, spent the day at the school in Wheatley working with various classes as they constructed their flat packed go karts.

The children will then customise their karts, decorating each kart with a theme of their choice, from a coffin to a Formula 1 car, before the vehicles are put through their paces on today with a go kart ‘Grand Prix’ in aid of Comic Relief.

As part of their Red Nose Day fund raising, pupils will come to school on Friday wearing either Formula 1 kit or dressed as a character from Wacky Racers and will make a donation to the charity.

The go karts will be put through a series of tests to see which class has made the best vehicle and players from Doncaster Rovers will be on hand to sign the karts before they are auctioned on eBay in aid of Comic Relief.   Mercedes-Benz of Sheffield will also be on hand, bringing along a Mercedes-Benz AMG for the children to see.

Scott Willets, who has worked for Mercedes-Benz for the last ten years, said:

“This was a fantastic opportunity to help the children’s learning with an exciting hands-on project.  They thoroughly enjoyed constructing the go karts and I hope it will inspire them to become the motor technicians of the future!

 

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