THE second annual Greenpower Goblin Race saw budding drivers and track engineers from 24 Fife primary schools vying to be first to take the chequered flag.

Each team designed and built their car before putting them to the test at Cowdenbeath Racewall on Friday June 7 in various contests including drag, slalom and sprint races.

Supporters were there to cheer them on and the children were keen to tell the impressed judges all about their creations, from the team name and bodywork design to the build partners they worked with and the obstacles they had to overcome to get on track.

One of the pupils said: "It’s very hard work to build and design the car but we enjoyed it and the race day has been fantastic.”

Karen Doherty, Fife Council's primary science development officer, said: “Fife education service and the RAiSE programme are committed to supporting the development of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) skills across the curriculum in real and relevant contexts.

"With partners such as BRAG Enterprises and Greenpower Education Trust we have worked collaboratively to produce a programme of learning and teaching towards this Goblin race for all to enjoy.

"Over a number of weeks pupils, teachers and build partners have all worked together to design, build and race Greenpower Goblin electric cars."

Almost 200 boys and girls took part and local schools were among the winners with Denend Primary finishing first in both the drag and sprint races while the Greenest Bodywork Award went to Cowdenbeath PS and Kelty PS picked up Best Bodywork Award.

And pupils from Cardenden PS went home with the Spirit of Greenpower Award. The overall winners were Kings Road PS from Rosyth.

BRAG Enterprises, based in Crosshill, and the council helped organise the event and thanked everyone involved.

They teamed up with Greenpower Education Trust, which is a UK charity with a track record in kickstarting careers in engineering.

The charity's aim is to unlock potential and spark enthusiasm for STEM subjects through the excitement of motorsport, challenging children to design, build and race an electric car.

The race also provided an opportunity to link with key employability partners such as BRAG Enterprises, Developing the Young Workforce and Skills Development Scotland.