The HPV (Human Powered Vehicle) Energy Breakthrough camp was held last weekend in Maryborough. The students were graded out of five different events.: –
1. Display and Presentation
Students performed a skit about all that they have done throughout the year and demonstrated their knowledge.
2. Design and Construction
Students talked about the design process of the HPV and how it all worked and the modifications that they made. All students were very good at talking about the car which was fantastic.
3. Obstacle Race
Students weaved in and out of hay bales and cones and over bridges etc. Students performed well, we finished second in our heat.
4. Time Trial Race
Flat out sprint with driver changes after each lap, again great effort.
Eight hours of racing on track trying to complete as many laps as possible. Students completed approximately 180 laps which was around 180-200kms for the day. This was very exciting towards the end as we were trailing another car until the last 15 minutes when one of our students overtook them.
All of the students had a fantastic time and it was great to see how they interacted with one another and other teams. They represented our College in the highest manner and I was extremely proud of all of them. Overall we came 6th in our division which was great to see, considering the level of competition that we were up against. I would like to thank everyone that had a part to play in organising this event especially Mr Currie and Ms Carver. For further details about the event, check out the below Link www.racvenergybreakthrough.com.au and you might see some video footage of the ‘Eagles’ flying past.
Mr Bowen, Year 9 Team Leader
Pictured below: Joel Sargeant 10A and Jack Perry 9B