Pupils on the ABC Level 1 award motor mechanics course at Chiltern Skills and Enterprise Centre in Cameron Road, Chesham, need more vehicles to practise on because at the moment they have only one.

They would like readers to donate their ‘end of life’ vehicles so they can enhance their learning by working on different motors.

Project manager Julia Tompkins said: “We’d ask people locally who are getting rid of a car to contact us and we’ll gladly come and take it off your hands.

“We’ll take any car in any condition so that the pupils can work on different models which will give them more experience. I’d like to think that we’re helping to train the next generation of mechanics.”

Tutor Bob Hardie added: “The cars receive more attention here in a week than in their entire lifetime. It’s good to have a steady flow of vehicles coming in so they don’t get bored working on the same car.

“It’s a good qualification to have and I want to see the progress they make in the industry. One or two might come back here in 10 or 15 years as a tutor.”

Chiltern Hills Academy pupil Jamie O’Brien, 15, who does the course, said: “It’s fun and we get to do what we enjoy with our friends and colleagues and learn new skills. We like to look at a variety of cars so I’d urge people to donate their vehicles.”

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Friend and schoolmate Tallat Mahmood, also 15, said: “I enjoy coming here and I have fun learning new things. I’ve learnt a lot about how cars work and how to fix them and put stuff on the cars.”

Vehicles can be collected by the school or dropped off by the owner.

Call 01494 358 015 or email office@wycombegrange.org.uk for more information.