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    Aiden Banner and Kye Sampson at Quantum Victoria’s PrintACar Challenge.
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    WINNERS: From left, Tyson Bannerman and William Hausler.

Goroke P-12 – small school wins big

Goroke P-12 College students are ecstatic with their wins at this year’s Quantum Victoria’s 3D PrintACar Challenge. 

The college entered two teams and both took home major awards. 

Goroke Special Vehicles team of Aiden Bannerman, Kye Sampson, Jack Thorne and Gemma Readman won an ‘overall most original car design’ award. 

Team Printer Pros, comprising Tyson Bannerman, William Hausler and Charlotte Readman, won best secondary portfolio. 

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Students travelled  to Melbourne in November for competition finals, racing each of the model cars a total of four times. Goroke cars travelled at speeds of up to 45 kilometres an hour.

The students had been working on their competition entries since the beginning of term three, including during lockdown and hybrid learning periods.

Alongside developing their cars and portfolios for the finals, students also had to create A2 posters marketing their teams and cars as well as answering questions from Quantum staff members. 

The Goroke students are now planning next year’s car-project entries.

Kye from Goroke Special Vehicles said he was happy with 2021 runs and had already thought of key alterations for next year’s design. 

“Next year we need to design the car around the canister instead of the other way round –  this way we can increase our speeds,” he said. 

William from Printer Pros: “PrintACar competition has been good in having to develop attention to detail and using physics to create better results.”

Students from Goroke, Balmoral and Edenhope schools have also taken part in science activities at Lake Wallace in Edenhope.

Science departments from each school, after forming a partnership earlier in the year, planned a day of energy-themed activities to help students apply what they had learnt from physics lessons this year.

Students completed a round-robin of activities including making Alka Seltzer rockets, investigating the properties of ‘reactive balls’ and making ‘ice cream’ and enjoyed a scavenger hunt.

Students learnt about energy types alongside energy calculations, transformations and Newton’s Second Law of Motion. 

The activities were a collaboration between science teachers Julie-Ann Lyons, Catherine Craig, Shahriar Iqbal and Louise Hobbs, with help from Keiren Brennan, Grace Risson, Joanne Amott and Trevor McClure.

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