Utopia helps local students build Formula 1 car

Retailer donates a PC to pupils at Kilmarnock Academy
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Utopia Computers has donated a top of the range PC workstation to Kilmarnock Academy.

The students have been taking part in the F1 in Schools project, a national competition that sees pupils design and build their very own Formula 1 car.

The students approached Kilmarnock-based retailer Utopia when they came across limitations with their existing computers.

“I received a really well written letter from one of the pupils, and it got me thinking about how we could help out,” said Craig Hume, director at Utopia Computers.

“In an ideal world, our local schools would have the budgets to ensure pupils are using the latest computer hardware to get the most out of projects like F1 in Schools. This is unfortunately not the case and this donation goes some way to make sure that the current batch of pupils have the best opportunity to compete with all the other schools.

“After meeting the kids and listening to their passion and drive, I truly believe they have what it takes to take first place in this competition.”

Last month, Utopia became the first computer manufacturer within Scotland to be officially accredited as a Living Wage Employer.

Check out the Scottish Government’s video below to see Hume talk about his company’s move to implementing the living wage:

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