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Good luck to our Energy Breakthrough Team


New trike – same commitment to excellence

Catherine McAuley College’s Energy Breakthrough program has built up an impressive fleet of student-built trikes over the past twelve years. This year the program was lucky to obtain a brand new aerodynamic trike. The new model provides the College with a guide for a safer, lighter and faster shape for all their vehicles in the future.

Three mixed teams from across the school have worked together all year, designing, innovating and building their Human-Powered Vehicles (HPVs), while at the same time 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.

Where’s Hogan? is the HPV Open Category entry, with riders from Years 10 – 12. HPV B2 team Boss (the new trike), consists of students from Years 9 – 10.  Pulse is the Years 7 – 8 team, with the HPV B1 category being the debut event for many of its eight riders. The excitement has been building all year, as veterans in their sixth race work alongside the younger students, sharing skills and expertise.

After so many months, the CMC teams are looking forward to seeing all their hard work during the training and building sessions put into action in the 24-hour race and they also hope to impress the judges in the Design & Construction and Display & Presentation sections.

We are extremely thankful for the support of the College community and we are particularly appreciative of the parents and carers who are involved. The students selected for the team have been training on Sundays as well as in their own time and have spent hours meticulously preparing their vehicles.

Good luck to our entire team in the upcoming challenge and thank you to Miss Kylie Henriksen and the dedicated staff who have made this program possible all year and will also be supporting the students over the coming weekend.