Support Design Engineering
St Catherine's first Design Engineering programme for Sixth Form girls has been a huge success. The first car off the 'production line' is a bright yellow Westfield Final Edition which has not only provided a truly immersive learning opportunity for our Sixth Form girls but has also inspired girls from the ages of 4 to 18 to believe that they too might be engineers of the future!
We are indebted to all the St Catherine's families who supported our ambitions for this project and made it possible. As girls worked to complete the build, we launched The CAT's Car Club, inviting donors to become Founder Members and to help to make it possible for us to buy a second car and run the programme for a further year. Our thanks to all the members of The CAT's Car Club for the 23-24 season, who enjoyed a track morning at the historic Goodwood circuit in celebration of all that the girls have achieved with this build.
We are committed to making the Design Engineering build a regular feature of the St Catherine's calendar. In order to resource the kit car project for a further year, in addition to the amount raised by the generous charitable support of the School community, we need to sell the car.
All final tweaks and checks are being made in readiness for IVA certification and registration and the car, built entirely by our Sixth Form girls over the past year under the guidance of Mr White and the Design Engineering team, will soon be available to buy, should you be a sportscar enthusiast!
Have you always wanted to build your own kit car but never found the time? Do you long to see yourself flying round the track at Goodwood? Are you nostalgic for the days when you last drove an open top sportscar? If you are looking for a track car to take to some of the UK's famous track venues; or prefer to imagine yourself driving through leafy Surrey on a sunny Summer afternoon, this is a great opportunity to enjoy all the fun of a Westfield without committing to building it yourself!
Imagine the sense of pride that you will feel, knowing that your car has been built by a team of young women from St Catherine's and made possible by your support and your advocacy for women in STEM.
If you might be interested in purchasing the car and would like to talk more, do please get in touch with Pippa or Jane and we will be delighted to help or to facilitate a conversation with Ali White.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Jane Pink, Campaign Officer
Pippa Carte, Development Director