Warwick SHS is geared and ready to go for the Busselton Pedal Prix this weekend.
About 50 teams are taking part. Scrutineering is tomorrow, with the race through the streets on Sunday.
Warwick is taking a team of 20 students with 10 drivers, pit crew for two cars, a media team and a logistics team to make sure everyone is fed and watered. They will be accompanied by teachers Mr Ben Garnaut, Mr Graham Johnson and Mr Jeremy Casperz, as well as Associate Principal Ms Robyn Cleaver.
The race is part of the UniSA Australian HPV (Human Powered Vehicles) Super Series, which is staged by Australian International Pedal Prix Inc.
Warwick team was putting the finishing touches to its vehicles this morning.
While clearly a lot of fun, the project is part of Warwick SHS’s focus on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) education.
It teaches students problem solving, teamwork, engineering and other skills.
Such is their dedication, the team has put in about 20 hours of their own time to get the racers ready.
Brandon Sherwood says it’s fun learning, while fellow Year 9 Ceejay Jaworski says they have learned new skills, worked as a team and got to know students in other year groups.