Mazenod team claims Schools Solar Challenge Grand Final

Mazenod team claims Schools Solar Challenge Grand Final

MAZENOD College’s Reiley King, James Perkins, George Pankhurst and Jayden Hart trumped all Year 8 teams for first place at the Synergy Schools Solar Challenge Grand Final on Wednesday.

Teams of four from Year 6 and Year 8 classes built and raced solar-powered standardised kit cars against other schools for the challenge, a joint initiative between the Science Teachers Association of WA (STAWA) and Synergy.

The semi-final winning schools assembled their standard kit cars, and then competed in the ultimate race-off along a purpose-built 20m track in Kings Park’s Synergy Parklands.

Students from Carmel School won first prize in the Year 6 competition.

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STAWA president Glenda Leslie said they were excited about the positive feedback they had received from both teachers and students alike.

The competition involved more than 500 students from about 60 schools competing in four semi-finals in March.

The runner-up for Year 6 was Hillarys Primary School and the runner-up for Year 8 was Warwick Senior High School.