THERE was drama and keen competition at the Cowdenbeath Racewall last Wednesday, when a group of primary school children turned up at one of the Greenpower-sponsored events to encourage children to enjoy science and technology.

There are only three of these events held in Scotland, and the Racewall event was the only one for children between the ages of 9 to 11.

Greenpower is a UK-based charity, which aims to inspire, through its educational trust, young people thinking of careers in energy, and hoping to unlock potential in science, engineering, technology and maths.

For events of this nature, Greenpower provide schools with kit cars which are to be raced at Motorsport venues, and challenges the teams to harness the excitement of building and racing their own cars.

At the Racewall there were teams from Denbeath, Crossgates, Donibristle, Bridge of Weir, Cardenden, Newport, Kelty and Denend Primary Schools, and all were ready to do battle in their electric power kit cars.

The one lap heats saw wins going to Denbeath, Bridge of Weir, Donibristle and Crossgates.

The winners then re-appeared for the semi-finals, with Bridge of Weir beating Denbeath in the first, whilst Donibristle headed home Crossgates in the second.

The final was staged over two laps, with the Bridge of Weir team coming out on top, against the Donibristle team, whilst Denbeath won the consolation race to finish in third place.

The teams then congregated for the presentation ceremony where the top three teams received their trophies.