Doncaster pupils take on Go-Kart challenge

The chequered flag has been waved for pupils at a Doncaster school who have taken part in a go-kart building programme.

Wednesday, 17th July 2019, 12:01 pm
Updated Wednesday, 24th July 2019, 08:51 am
Pupils from Coppice School in Doncaster are having fun with the welcome addition of new Go-Karts, thanks to a volunteering programme

Pupils from Coppice School in Doncaster are having fun with the welcome addition of new go-karts, thanks to a volunteering programme between home improvement retailer, Wickes, and social enterprise Volunteer It Yourself.

Pupils can now enjoy riding around and having fun on the new go-karts around the school grounds.

The school is set up for young people with severe learning difficulties and autism. As part of the project, 15 students built the go-karts, which will be used on school premises during social break times.

Tracey Senior, key teacher at Coppice School, said: “The students thoroughly enjoyed the day and it gave them a completely different learning experience. The go-karts look brilliant, I can’t wait to have my turn on one!”

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Imran Younas, lead mentor at VIY, said: “The students worked really hard throughout this worthwhile project and have developed practical skills which they will be able to use in the future.

“We really hope we can work with the school again, as they are such a valuable organisation. Plus, the go-karts look fantastic, and can be enjoyed by all.”

This collaborative and purposeful project has helped students to meet all the criteria of the Pathway Programme, including understanding the importance of teamwork, the range of roles and relationships within a team, being able to take part in team activities and evaluating their own performance.