It’s all go for MFG kids

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PUPILS from a Mirfield school have pitted their wits against young people from other schools in Kirklees to design and build a fully working go-kart.

The pupils, from Mirfield Free Grammar School and Sixth Form’s years eight to 11, took part in the Kirklees-wide challenge against 15 other secondary schools across the area.

The project was organised in partnership with Huddersfield Town Football Club.

One of the club’s ambassadors, former striker Andy Booth, visited the school in Kitson Hill Road, Mirfield, at different stages during the project, to provide support and find out how the challenge was progressing.

Mirfield Free Grammar School vice principal Neal Packard said the pupils had been working very hard on their design.

They had been very pleased with Andy’s support, he added.

He said: “Being a specialist technology college and using our brand new design technology block, the project is a great way to develop students’ specialist and team building skills.”