Pupils electrified by transport of the future

Adam McAllister, Lisa McAllister and Michael Kidd take a spin in one of the electric vehicles on display at the recent e-car event in the Titanic Quarter Belfast. Lisa and Michael also won prizes for their contributions on a debate on the future of the electric car at the event. INNT 11-610con
Adam McAllister, Lisa McAllister and Michael Kidd take a spin in one of the electric vehicles on display at the recent e-car event in the Titanic Quarter Belfast. Lisa and Michael also won prizes for their contributions on a debate on the future of the electric car at the event. INNT 11-610con
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PUPILS from Glengormley High School took part in a conference in the Titanic Quarter in Belfast to look at the future of electric cars in the province.

They were joined by over 200 pupils from across Northern Ireland for the event which allowed the children the opportunity to drive the electric cars on display as well as visit exhibits on sustainability and debate the future of electric-powered
vehicles.

The pupils were also able to interact with children from other schools on a cross-community basis, developing their communication, team work, presentation and leadership skills.

A debate on the subject of the future of the electric car was held in the conference room of the Titanic Building and pupils Lisa McAllister and Michael Kidd were awarded prizes for their
contribution.

The group also had the opportunity to meet Alex Attwood, Minister for the Environment and David Meade, an inspirational speaker and television mentalist.

A school spokesman said: “It was a day that helped our young people develop ideas on being contributors to society, the economy and the environment.

“It seems electric cars will grow as an alternative to traditionally fuelled vehicles, which opens new employment and business opportunities.

“They are seen as an environmentally friendly alternative to the traditional vehicle and it could become the norm for our young people.”