- Hyundai Motor UK works with Therfield school for a second year, inspiring year 8 students to envisage future mobility solutions.
- Hyundai set the challenge to students of presenting a ‘Dragons Den’ pitch around transport solutions for the next generation, with teams presenting the final ideas at Hyundai Motor UK head office in Leatherhead.
Hyundai Motor UK has worked closely with Therfield school once again, with a project designed to engage students on the rapidly changing nature of mobility solutions, giving them a chance to have a voice and present imaginative ideas directly to automotive industry leaders.
The community outreach project supports Hyundai’s vision of Progress for Humanity and working within the local community, directly engaging with future mobility users as the brand decarbonises road transport. Building on its work with Therfield from last year, Hyundai visited the school to set the challenge to year 8 students, outlining the brand commitment to sustainable mobility solutions, whilst bringing this to life with the game changing IONIQ 5 that captured strong interest from the students.
After setting a creative task designed to harness imagination around new modes of transport, three student groups visited Hyundai Motor UK last week to present back concepts to Senior leaders from Hyundai. The winning concept went to Magneto, where students presented a mass mobility solution that utilised magnetic connections between the road network and vehicle for emission free mobility. Students showed conceptual visuals, detailed its customisable interior that took inspiration from the SEVEN concept. During the day students also got the chance to explore IONIQ 6 and ask questions to Hyundai staff.
It’s been great to work with Hyundai for a second year, as our students once again benefit massively from the inspiring task and opportunity to visit a leading automotive brand so close to us. As a school we work hard to engage pupils with experiential projects and this really has captured interest, allowing our Year 8 teams to build confidence in presenting, even inspiring future career ambitions.
As an automotive innovator, Hyundai seeks to inspire the next generation and giving Therfield this opportunity highlights the importance of harnessing the imagination of students. Hyundai has cemented itself as a pioneer in zero-emission mobility and it’s only right we harness the creativity within our local community.
Hyundai has cemented its support for school engagement further in 2023 by launching The Great British School Trip programme, designed to inspire school children aged seven to 14 and to help them to shape their future goals. Hyundai has committed to sending 25,000 pupils on school trips across the UK and more information can be found at: https://greatbritishschooltrip.com/