SCHOOL children felt the need for speed when the grand final of the 2018 Synergy Schools Solar Challenge was held yesterday at Optus Stadium.
The challenge is a joint initiative between Synergy and the Science Teachers’ Association of Western Australia (STAWA) that enabled Year 6 and Year 8 students to build and race model, solar-powered cars against other schools.
Dianella Primary School beat out Wembley Primary School in the Year 6 final while Presbyterian Ladies’ College defeated Kiara College in the Year 8 competition.
Penrhos College finished third in the Year 8 competition while Belmont City College exited the competition in the quarter finals in the same year group.
The participating schools were resourced with standardised solar car kits and curriculum-linked support materials, enabling the students to build and race the cars against other schools.