Motor Project 2020

A thrilling way for young people to learn about motor sports in a safe, controlled environment, which is helping to cut rising motor crime levels in the local area. Relaunching early 2020.

Set up in response to rising levels of motor crime in the local Notting Dale area, we designed the Motor Project as a way to provide young people with legal thrills − something identified by our focus groups as lacking in existing youth work.

By allowing young people to experience the excitement of motor sport in a controlled, constructive environment, and by working closely with Transport for London and community safety, we have been able to combat rising crime rates, and provide some of the most challenging young people with a broad base of transferable skills such as teamwork, communication, and organisation.

Each Motor Project is specifically designed for the needs of that particular group, but here are a few examples of what we can offer:

  • Character building and behaviour management programmes
  • A week-long course where students design, build and race a go-kart against each other
  • Motor maintenance courses and workshops
  • Motor sports days out, such as go-karting, motor X, quad biking and motor shows
  • Tournaments allowing students the opportunity to compete against other clubs
  • Customisation workshops for go-karts, hovercrafts, bikes and motor accessories

The Benefits

The Motor Project aims to address fundamental skills across all areas of the programmes. These are just some of the many benefits students will learn from participating in this thrilling experience:

  • Health and safety – Students are taught the importance of health and safety and are confronted with the effects of irresponsible road usage through video footage and discussions.
  • Teamwork skills – Young people develop teamwork skills and learn to distribute tasks, taking responsibility for their own contribution whilst being motivated to share in group success.
  •  Accreditation – Students are given the opportunity to earn various recognised accreditations, ranging from Youth Achievement Awards to AQAs and DOEAs.
  •  Self-confidence – Overall, young people are taught to recognise the value of their achievement through active participation in an exciting and rewarding set of challenges.
Michael Defoe