As schools enter their final preparations for the 2017 RACV Energy Breakthrough, over 30 students from St. Therese’s Primary School in Bendigo have spent two days with some seasoned Catholic College Bendigo campaigners. With these older students keen to pass on their knowledge to the eager youngsters, RACV EB Pushcarts coordinator Bronte Harrop joined them to see them in action.
Whilst our teams this week in Australia have been racing to get their entries in as quickly as possible, the Girton Racing Team from Bendigo is in Singapore taking on a very different type of challenge. They're in Singapore for the Shell Eco-Marathon (Asia) and are aiming to cover 900km their vehicle with just one litre of petrol.
The Bendigo EEV / HPV Grand Prix returns for 2015 with a 10-hour race for Primary and Secondary Human Powered Vehicle (HPV) teams and Energy Efficient Vehicle (EEV) teams.
The recent inaugural 10-hour Bendigo EEV/HPV Grand Prix - held at the Bendigo Livestock Exchange - could well feature in many school's 2015 racing calendars. With relatively fine yet cool and dry conditions for most of the race with a slight shower in the early evening, 33 teams across 6 categories took to the track for the new race. This event has stepped up from a previous October warm-up event held in Bendigo.
Bronte McDonald - a Bendigo Senior Secondary College student - has won the 2011 Bendigo Young Inventor of the Year award for her work designing and creating carbon fibre wheels for human powered vehicles.