Forest Gate pupils’ hydro-car takes them to City Hall

PUBLISHED: 07:00 29 November 2013

Team 6: Philip Hayman, Eugene Annan, Zac Anane-Ayei and Faibin Joseph of St Boneventure's School and their winning entry.JPG

Team 6: Philip Hayman, Eugene Annan, Zac Anane-Ayei and Faibin Joseph of St Boneventure's School and their winning entry.JPG


Pupils at a school in Forest Gate will take part in a London-wide 40-school design competition after building a hydrogen-powered car.

The winning model car by the Year 10 pupils at St Bonaventure’s School in Boleyn Road secured them a place at the London Schools Hydrogen Challenge finals at City Hall in March.

Team 6’s Philip Hayman, Eugene Annan, Zac Anane-Ayei and Faibin Joseph were declared the school’s winners yesterday (November 27) after beating their schoolmates to build the most efficient car.

The boys’ successful entry at St Bonaventure’s was able to travel 24.2 metres.

Students were asked to design, build and test a hydrogen-powered model car as part of a workshop to teach them about the environment and explore the role of hydrogen in a future low carbon society.

The workshop was run by two young science experts form Arcola Energy who were scouting for budding engineers.

Miss Racon, who organised the day, said: “We had six groups of boys all working together as a team to come up with a design that they thought would travel the furthest.

“It was a car race with a difference.

She added: “The atmosphere was brilliant with the teams all willing their models to go the furthest.”

The London Schools Hydrogen Challenge is open to secondary schools in London and is run by Mayor Boris Johnson. For more information visit www.

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