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Connection is key to success for CMC’s Energy Breakthrough Program


Good luck to our Energy Breakthrough Team who will be heading to Maryborough from 20 – 24 November.

Catherine McAuley College has a proud history in the Energy Breakthrough and the energy levels are building for yet another fantastic year.

Two mixed teams from across the school have worked together, designing, innovating and building their Human-Powered Vehicles (HPVs), as well as preparing themselves physically and mentally for the 24-hour trial. Students have thought critically about vehicle safety, efficiency and performance to ensure the best outcome.

Years 7 – 9 students will tackle the B2 Category in their trike ‘Pulse’. The senior team ‘Oscar Bravo’ has been named in honour of a team member who is unable to participate this year but still very important to the team.

After so many months, the excitement is building as veterans in their sixth race work alongside the younger students, sharing skills and expertise. The ongoing connections that are made between students and their love for the program is very special. The number of former students who return to lend a hand has been amazing.

We thank our major sponsors ‘Bolts and Fasteners’ and ‘Link Brokering’ for their generosity in helping the teams to realise their ideas. We also thank our supportive parents and staff for giving so many hours to support the students.

Organising staff Miss Kylie Henricksen and Mrs Maree Pearce said, “We can’t thank everyone enough for their patience and assistance and look forward to seeing all the hard work being put into action.”

It would be fantastic if as many people as possible can make it down to Maryborough on the weekend 22 – 23 November and support the crews in their 24-hour race.

Good luck to everyone involved!

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