Two teams of students travelled from Holy Cross College to Mazenod College in Lesmurdie, to compete in the Synergy Schools Solar Challenge. This is a joint initiative between Synergy and the Science Teachers Association of WA. It encourages Year Six and Eight students to build and race model solar-powered cars.
The teams had been busy over the last couple of weeks, spending Thursday afternoons learning about circuits, solar power and the design features of a fast car!
The College was represented by Year Six students – Addysen Bloomfield, Monika Hawser, Zane Garbutt, Paige Bolton and Saskia Derries, and Year Eight students, Connor Muskett, Madison Howe, Jonathan Snowball and Bailey Fry.
The students were given 60 minutes to build their cars from scratch and then race against eight other schools from the eastern suburbs. Mrs Joanne DiPino and Mrs Clare Rosman supported the students throughout the challenge and were impressed by the student’s collaborative skills and their creative and ingenious designs.
Mrs Clare Rosman