The RACV Breakthrough is an exciting program designed to provide opportunities for students, teachers, parents and local industry to work together to design and construct a pushcart that will represent an energy breakthrough.
The program encourages participants to examine and use the latest technology while considering its impact on the environment and the way people live locally and globally.
School groups work throughout the year to design, build and test their vehicle within detailed specifications. It requires a team effort and an across-the-curriculum approach. These groups then take their vehicles to Maryborough, where they will be camping and competing against other schools.
This year, Jells Park will be submitting one human powered vehicle team and two pushcart teams, each with eight students. It is required that there are four boys and four girls within the single teams. These students need to be dedicated and willing to attend fitness training and assist with construction of the vehicle during lunch times and out of school hours.
For the program to succeed, it is vital that we receive sponsorship and support from our local community and we are greatly appreciated of CGB Precision Products for their sponsorship of our teams.
This is an exciting opportunity for the children to develop their team building and creative thinking skills.