Students at K College in Kent have been set a project of building a Caterham Seven as part of their BTEC Motorsport course. The students took delivery of the sportscar in kit form and have six months to build it from stratch.
The thirteen students, aged between 17 and 25, are building the car as part of their coursework for their level three diploma. Thirteen schools across the UK have taken part in similar initatives run by Caterham over the last four years.
Nick Aldridge, Leader of the Caterham Project at K College, explains: “In the past, it has been difficult to motivate our lower-level learners to complete their skills lessons in Maths, English and ICT. This project will help to encourage the students' creative writing and their maths ability. With support from Caterham, we feel this rewards scheme will prove to be a huge success for both the students and the college.”
Andy Noble, Sales & Marketing Director at Caterham Cars, said: “It's good for students to find a passion for a subject and we are really pleased to be able to offer our support in giving the students real life, hands-on experience. Caterham has always been about experiencing the cars, not just looking at them, so I hope these young people can take that away with them after constructing the car and become lifelong fans of our brand.”