Twenty students at the Wilmington Grammar School in Kent………..will build a Caterham Seven from scratch in 24 school weeks, having taken delivery of the iconic British vehicle in kit form recently.

The build project, part of Caterham’s ‘Sevens for Schools’ initiative, will take place as an extra-curricular activity.

The students, aged 11-19-years, participated in X-Factor-style auditions, which enabled them to express why they should be chosen to take part in the project. The after-school project will be utilised across Physics, Maths and Business Studies to enhance classroom learning.

Two former students, who have a younger brother currently studying Engineering at Wilmington Grammar School, recommended Caterham’s Sevens for Schools initiative following employment with the car manufacturer at its Dartford factory.

Andy Williamson, Headteacher at Wilmington Grammar School said; “Throughout the academic year, we’re always looking to encourage our students to experience enriching and creative opportunities. As specialists in Engineering, the Sevens for Schools initiative was an opportunity not to be missed. Students can put classroom learning into practice whilst gaining additional life skills along the way, and that’s extremely valuable given today’s competitive job market.”

Andy Noble, Sales & Marketing Manager at Caterham Cars, adds; “It’s good for students to find a passion for a subject and we are really pleased to be able to offer our support in giving the students real life, hands-on experience.

“Caterham has always been about experiencing the cars, not just looking at them, so I hope these young people at Wilmington Grammar School can take that away with them and become lifelong fans of our brand.”

Caterham Cars has established similar initiatives at 15 schools around the UK over the past four years. Any schools wishing to participate in the Sevens for Schools scheme should contact Andy Noble on 01883 333 700.

For more information, visit www.caterham.co.uk ENDS.