Casey HPV 6 hour Event
Weeroona College Bendigo participated in the Casey HPV 6 hour event in which they placed 2nd by 6 seconds, a fantastic effort from the entire team.
To check the teams and further information regarding the event on Saturday the 25th of February click HERE.
The RACV Energy Breakthrough program has had another busy year preparing for the 24 hour race at Maryborough. There have been several lead up events that we have competed in including:
• Bendigo Maddison – Ebony May in Year 7 won the junior girls category
• Casey hpv 6 hour event – Both our junior and senior (human powered vehicles) hpv teams competed strongly despite constant rain all day
• Cobden Challenge – we used this 6 hour test and tune day to help prepare both the hpv riders and the hybrid team for Maryborough
There has been significant work done on the hybrid car this year which has been converted from petrol/electric to ethanol/electric. Well done to the hybrid team that have assisted Mr Mark Adams with this work. They include Anthony Hawker, Mark Blume, Matt Wright, Darcy Hearps, Tim McLaughlin, Chris Buckland and Tim Crittenden.
The RACV Energy Breakthrough program also requires students to get involved in fundraising for the event, and this year the students have:
• Organised a BBQ at IGA Long Gully
• Taken part in the “Our School Raffle”
• Obtained support from local businesses who have provided goods and services to the program
As well as training throughout the year, students have also been involved in giving something back to the community. These activities help the teams bond together and also teaches students how rewarding community activities can be. This year the students have been involved in:
• Relay for Life, including having one of the hpv vehicles on wheels being ridden throughout the event
• Bendigo Easter Parade – our entry included students on a float/carrying banners/riding beside in the hpv vehicles
• A Trip to Elphinstone Primary School to promote the RACV Energy Breakthrough event. Students prepared a presentation for the students and then showed them how to ride in the hpv vehicles
All of the WCB teams performed well at Maryborough this year. The hybrid vehicle had some difficulty with its electrics when there was 19mm of rain at the start of the race. However, overall it came 4th in its category. The junior team came 5th overall and the senior team came 6th overall.