HPV and Pushcarts
Tooradin Primary School has been participating for over 10 years in the Human Powered Vehicle program. The program is offered to students at Tooradin in grades 4-6. The students train on a regular basis after school and participate in various competitions throughout the year, culminating in the RACV Energy Breakthrough Human Powered Vehicle Race, held in November in Maryborough, Victoria. This is one of the biggest events held for students in Australia with hundreds of schools participating, from primary through to senior secondary school.
Designing and developing a pushcart can be an enjoyable and productive way of incorporating technology and science outcomes in the Primary School Program. Benefits also arise through physical activity, teamwork, sportsmanship and community partnerships. The machine, powered solely by students, is based on the old fashioned billycart. Tooradin Primary School has been participating in the Pushcart competition for over 10 years. The program is offered to students in the Year 3/4 area. The students train at lunchtime and participate in the Energy Breakthrough in Maryborough.
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