Ossett manufacturers are wheely helpful for school

PUPILS from a Dewsbury school are due to take part in a gocart competition thanks to an engineering firm.

Ossettbased Hartwell Manufacturing helped youngsters from Westborough High build a contraption for Tuesday’s event.

About 40 children from Year Eight designed the machine and staff from Hartwell helped make their ideas reality.

The gocart had two successful trial runs, first at Hartwell’s Milner Way site and then at Westborough, last week.

It will face action in a schools competition organised by Huddersfield Town at their Galpharm Stadium home.

There will be three races, one around the pitch followed by slalom and obstacle courses. Schools from across Kirklees are taking part.

Westborough High’s extended schools coordinator Gayna Goalby, who helped organise the project, said: “Hartwell have been fantastic.

“They took on board the children’s ideas and helped them make something that not only works but is fun too.

“The children also got to experience a real working environment and learned about what skills are needed in a trade.”

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