School’s kart racers reach regional final

Matthew Dobson, Lewis Seddon & Daniel Glymond from Cramlington Learning Village.

Matthew Dobson, Lewis Seddon & Daniel Glymond from Cramlington Learning Village.

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SIX students from Cramlington Learning Village have taken the chequered flag and qualified for the regional final of the British Schools Karting Championship (BSKC).

Kieran Short, Jonathon Worrall, Chris Sheffer, Daniel Glymond, Lewis Seddon and Matthew Dobson from Year 10 put themselves on the podium in the latest stage of the motor racing competition at Warden Law Kart Circuit.

Paul Steanson, director of sport at the learning village, said: “We are always looking to offer our students new experiences and opportunities, so when we heard about the British Schools Karting Championship we were keen to give our students the chance to take part and are delighted with the success this has produced.”

The BSKC is a nation-wide team-based championship open to any school or college with students aged 13 to 18 who want to take part.

Schools can enter multiple teams of three and students do not have to have any previous experience in karting or any special equipment to participate in this exciting team sport.

BSKC championship manager Mark Turner said: “We would like to thank all the young drivers who competed in this year’s championship and extend our congratulations to Cramlington Learning Village on their success.

“The BSKC has grown in popularity since its launch in 2006 and enabled thousands of talented young people to take part in the exciting world of motorsports.

“Karting is a great way for young people to gain confidence and learn many of the skills that will help them both in school and in other areas of their life.

“We wish all of the qualifying teams the best of luck as they prepare for the regional finals.”