Energised for a breakthrough

November 24, 2017

Grade 4/5 students at Moama Public School are competing at the RACV Energy Breakthrough In Maryborough this weekend

CLASS 4/5D at Moama Public School will be vying for top honours in the RACV Energy breakthrough this weekend.

The RACV Energy Breakthrough provides 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 program encourages participants to examine and use the latest technology while considering its impact on the environment and the way people live locally and globally.

The class of 25, led by teacher Laurie Delbridge started the vehicle in March and even up until now, they are still fine tuning the cart.

‘‘All the students had a role in this masterpiece,’’ he said.

‘‘It started with gaining sponsorship from the community.

‘‘Then during term two we looked into the designs of the logo and cart.’’

The students searched through the internet and designed their cart based on suitability, with timber and horseshoes and other recyclables being used to make the cart.

In term three, the students made the prototype, and when they were happy with the finished product, they made the cart.

The class is very thankful for the support of the community and sponsors.

It is the first time the school has done the event, which covers various areas of study including english, maths, IT, art and sport.

‘‘It has allowed the school to develop a stronger awareness of community and it has been a great learning experience for everyone,’’ Mr Delbridge said.

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