Goodwood’s Goblin gathering airs on CBBC Blue Peter

The Blue Peter team with Four Marks CofE Primary School

The Blue Peter team with Four Marks CofE Primary School

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ELECTRIC car racing at Goodwood Motor Circuit will feature on children’s television on Thursday.

Blue Peter presenters Barney Harwood and Radzi Chinyanganya took part in the 2015 Gathering of Goblins, along with more than 1,000 schoolchildren from across the UK.

Blue Peter presenters Barney Harwood and Radzi Chinyanganya racing at the 2015 Gathering of Goblins

Blue Peter presenters Barney Harwood and Radzi Chinyanganya racing at the 2015 Gathering of Goblins

They joined the team from Four Marks CofE Primary School in Alton, which finished second in the lap of champions.

Film from the Greenpower Education Trust event, which took place on Sunday, July 12, will be aired on CBBC on Thursday at 5pm.

Jeremy Way, trust chief executive, said: “Each year the Gathering of Goblins just gets better and better. I don’t know how we will trump 2015 next year, but I’m sure it’s possible, mainly down to the sheer enthusiasm of all involved.

“Being a charity we rely on the support of sponsors to be able to host events such as this, in order to really bring engineering to life for schoolchildren in a fun and inspiring environment.”

Blue Peter presenters Barney Harwood and Radzi Chinyanganya racing at the 2015 Gathering of Goblins

Blue Peter presenters Barney Harwood and Radzi Chinyanganya racing at the 2015 Gathering of Goblins

The race meeting saw 84 school teams lining-up on the grid for the biggest and best ever Goblin final, watched by a crowd of more than 2,000.

The IET Formula Goblin class for nine to 11-year-olds is Greenpower’s youngest race category, with the Gathering being the final event this season for that age group.

Racing electric-powered cars they built themselves, the children reached speeds of up to 15 mph.

The Blue Peter presenters took part in three of the four races, teaming up with the Four Marks teams to race the school’s Green Goblin and Leaping Leopards cars.

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