P-12 podium fin­ish

Kyabram Free Press - - NEWS -

KYABRAM P-12 Col­lege’s Hu­man Pow­ered Ve­hi­cle team walked away from the Mary­bor­ough En­ergy Break­through with a bronze medal in the TryAthlon Open event.

The En­ergy Break­through is an an­nual event pro­vid­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for stu­dents, teach­ers, par­ents and lo­cal in­dus­try to work to­gether to de­sign and con­struct a ve­hi­cle, a ma­chine or in­no­va­tion in tech­nol­ogy that will rep­re­sent an ‘en­ergy break­through’.

The P-12 Col­lege team com­peted in a ve­hi­cle that was a re­cum­bent bi­cy­cle on the in­side with a slick air-pierc­ing look on the out­side.

Af­ter three days of com­pe­ti­tion that in­cluded a 20-minute pre­sen­ta­tion to judges, an in­for­mal con­ver­sa­tion test and fi­nally an eight-hour race, the boys fin­ished just 0.5 points off sec­ond place.

“The boys com­pleted 207 laps of the 1.1km course in their eight hour race which was an in­cred­i­ble achieve­ment,” co­or­di­nat­ing teacher Lionel Curl­ing said.

‘‘I want to thank all the fam­i­lies in­volved and the com­mu­nity for tak­ing an in­ter­est in the event.

‘‘Also, thanks to my fel­low co­or­di­na­tor Jamie Hard­ing for all his help.

“We had a few mi­nor crashes but over­all the boys did an amaz­ing job.”

The team is al­ready eye­ing off more com­pe­ti­tions in the fu­ture, while also look­ing to add a few more mem­bers to their group of six.

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