STUDENTS at a Stourbridge school are being given a unique opportunity to have their own car British touring car design applied to the new tenth generation Honda Civic.

A part of a competition by car dealer Startin Honda, in association with Team Dynamics who run Honda’s British Touring Car Championships (BTCC) team, Redhill School pupils can create a design for the car which will go on display at the Junction Road school.

As well as the winning student having their design – which will be chosen by racing legend and three-time BTCC champion, Matt Neal – featured on the car, the students who produce the top ten designs will also have the chance to visit Team Dynamics’ brand-new race facility in Droitwich.

Martyn Orton, assistant headteacher, said: “Our students are really excited at the prospect of seeing their designs featured on the new Honda Civic.

“It’s fantastic to be able to work with a local company, such as Startin Honda, and give pupils a different creative challenge.

“I’m sure the competition will be hotly contested, as we have lots of talented pupils here at Redhill and we’re looking forward to the chosen design becoming a feature within the local area.”

The competition is now underway and the winning design will be chosen by Matt and the Startin team next week.

Tim Freeman, Startin Honda dealer principal, said: “Startin Honda aims to be a fundamental part of the vibrant community in Stourbridge and our sponsorship of this competition is testament to this.

“We want to inspire the students at Redhill School to demonstrate their creativity and we’re really looking forward to seeing what ideas they come up with.

“Who knows, we might even inspire a budding racing champion and that will only be positive for both Honda and the local community.”