Boothy visits Go Kart Challenge schools Date: 20/05/2013

The third year of Town’s Go Kart Challenge initiative is well underway – and Club Ambassador Andy Booth visited a few of the participating schools last week to check up on their progress.

A leading community initiative run in association with partner David Brown, the competition challenges local school children to build a Go Kart throughout the course of their school year ahead of a special day held at the Stadium – scheduled for 26 June 2013 this term.

Throughout the school year students from the participating schools are supported by David Brown engineers as they built their Go Karts ahead of the finals day.

Moorend Technology College – now known as Moorend Academy – were the 2012 winners, following in the footsteps of inaugural winners Holmfirth High School.

‘Boothy’ will visit all participating schools over the coming weeks to check their progress and started last week with trips to Holmfirth High, whose Go Kart is pictured above, and Whitcliffe Mount.

Andy explained:

“The Go Kart Challenge is a fantastic community initiative and we’re hoping the 2013 challenge will be the biggest yet, with 11 schools signed up so far.

“The students at both schools I’ve already visited are making progress, with Holmfirth even having a kart under construction. I visited alone this time, but I’m sure the engineering mentors from David Brown will be very impressed when they make their next trip!

“A lot of effort and time goes into the Go-Karts, but anyone who has visited one of our challenge days will know that the work is well worth it; it’s a really rewarding experience for everyone.”

If you are interested in getting your school involved in the Go Kart Challenge, please email