Mt Beauty students make mark at trials

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SUCCESSFUL: A team of students from Mt Beauty Secondary College was recognised for a highly successful first attempt at the Energy Breakthrough Human Powered Vehicle competition in Maryborough last month. L – R Lachlan Mann, Josh Angelini, Tristyn Thompson, Arana Benne Keeble, Allie Barnes, Mia Foulston, Molly Willey, Flynn Eriksson, Alina Smith, Georgia Moorman, Acacia Benne Keeble and (front) Sydney Wilson and Rhys Cook.

TWO teams of secondary school students from Mt Beauty took part in the recent Breakthrough Human Powered Vehicle trials in Maryborough, an event involving around 12,000 people from 153 schools.

Vice principal Ross Wilson said that he had previously been involved in the event with other schools, and was keen for Mt Beauty students to experience it.

The trials require the teams to purchase recumbent tricycles, and design aerodynamic shells to surround the machinery.

Mr Wilson said that the two vehicles, named MBullet and Cranky Charlie, presented very well during the off-track component of the competition.

“As well as the of-track presentation, the competition consists of two time trials and one eight-hour endurance event,” he said.

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