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Girls get ready to build go-karts for today’s grand prix at Isle of Dogs’ Mudchute Farm

PUBLISHED: 07:00 07 April 2017 | UPDATED: 09:34 07 April 2017

Tearing down Mudchute city farm circuit... last year's go-kart grand prix

Tearing down Mudchute city farm circuit... last year's go-kart grand prix

Play London

Schoolgirls are racing in London’s second all-girls go-kart ‘grand prix’ being staged in east London today.

Some 11 teams from schools and groups all over London are gathering at Mudchute city farm on the Isle of Dogs at 11.30am to start building their own go-karts.

Some have never picked up a hammer, others will have rarely ventured beyond their postcode.

But the London Play organisation is getting them involved to try their skills at building and racing their own karts.

They get a pile of wood, wheels, some metal bits and a few tools to build a kart from scratch—then race them this afternoon at 3.30pm. Canary Wharf volunteers from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Knight Frank and Cass Business School are helping out.

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