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Last updated 8:37 AM on 11 September 2014

Term 3 has seen 10 Science 1 taking part in the 2014 Australian Power Institute's STELR Solar Car Challenge. API supplied  kits containing the chassis, gear boxes and solar panels needed to build the cars. Students built car bodies and attached them to the chassis. They need to ensure the electrical components were connected correctly and controlled the car.

10S1 also investigated different methods of improving the car's performance.  Race day was Friday 8th August on the school's basketball court. After winning 3 races, there was little doubt that the team of Maddison Osborne and Mackenzie McMullen and Jacqui Woolmer had the fasted car. Rhiannon Thomas, Natalie Lower and Chelsie Snedden were the winners of the design award.