Stu­dents see sunny side of chal­lenge

Southern Gazette (Belmont) - - NEWS -

SCHOOL chil­dren felt the need for speed when the grand fi­nal of the 2018 Syn­ergy Schools So­lar Chal­lenge was held on April 10 at Op­tus Sta­dium.

The chal­lenge is a joint ini­tia­tive be­tween Syn­ergy and the Science Teach­ers’ As­so­ci­a­tion of WA that asked year 6 and 8 stu­dents to build and race model, so­lar-pow­ered cars against other schools.

Dianella Pri­mary School beat 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 cur­ricu­lum­linked sup­port ma­te­ri­als, en­abling the stu­dents to build and race the cars against other schools.

Bel­mont City Col­lege stu­dent Ethan Pow­ell races his school’s car.

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