A group of St Paul’s students recently competed at the Energy Breakthrough at Maryborough, the largest event of its type in the state.
The Energy Breakthrough program aims to get students, teachers, parents and local industry to work together to design and construct an ‘energy breakthrough’ in the form of a vehicle, machine or innovation in technology.
In the students’ design and construction assessment, Year 12 students Clancy McColl, Ben Heard, Hamish Kilner and Jonathan Weir with Year 10 students Tom Pettigrew and Timothy
Irwin were presented with the class award for design and construction for their Human Powered Vehicle (HPV).
The design and construction award verifies the hard work and effort work that Team Jaffa has put into the design and construction of their vehicle.
Racing in strong heat to overcast, humid conditions, the team were also able to place third in an 8-hour race that they competed in.
Earlier this year Team Jaffa had also won the ‘Bill Standing Innovation Award’ for their vehicle design at the Australian International Pedal Prix of the 2014 Australian HPV Super Series,
the largest HVP event in the country at Murray Bridge, South Australia.
Published in the Warragul and Drouin Gazette, December 11, 2014