Dianella Primary College places third in Schools Solar Challenge

Dianella team members Stefan Sotlrovski, Jordan Klom-aim, Makha Markoub and Joot Wintham.
Dianella team members Stefan Sotlrovski, Jordan Klom-aim, Makha Markoub and Joot Wintham.

DIANELLA Primary College has finished third in the north-metro Synergy Schools Solar Challenge.

Having taken out the 2018 title, the college’s Year 6 team narrowly missed out on a grand final showing.

The top two schools moved ahead to the final on April 9.

The team were among 6000 students from more than 150 schools across the state preparing for the race, which aims to increase student participation in science and engineering projects.

Principal Anthony Middleton said the school was delighted to be part of the challenge.

“We welcome the program as it is a fantastic way to get students engaged in STEM by having a fun, real-world application to work on supported by comprehensive learning materials,” he said.

Teacher Alison Gullick said the school was proud of the way the team raced on the day and they had worked very hard in the lead-up.

“It was a great achievement by the team to build one of the fastest solar cars and a real credit to their dedication and problem solving skills,” she said.

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