Warnbro PS students on the sunny side of the race track

Warnbro PS students on the sunny side of the race track

A TEAM of avid solar enthusiasts are a step closer to claiming a title at the Synergy Schools Solar Challenge for their fast solar car.

The 2019 Synergy Schools Solar Challenge will see years 6 and 8 students build and race solar-powered cars against other schools.

The team of Year 6 students from Warnbro Primary School engineered one of the fastest cars in the competition, with it coming second in a challenge on March 26. The event was held at Rossmoyne Senior High School and involved 27 schools across Perth’s southern suburbs.

All five students said they were very excited about racing their car in the grand final this month and would continue to work on making their car as fast as possible using solar energy.

The program is a joint initiative between Synergy and the Science Teachers Association of WA.

It is designed specifically to address the comparatively low number of students choosing to study, science, technology, engineering and maths subjects.

Participating schools were given standardised solar car kits and curriculum-linked support materials, enabling students to build and race cars against other schools in the semi-finals in March.

Semi-final winners will compete in the grand final at Optus Stadium on April 9.