A team of Safety Bay Senior High School students and staff recently competed in Australia’s premiere STEM Competition, the Synergy Electric Vehicle Challenge at the Wanneroo International Kartway.  

After months of demanding work designing and building the electric vehicle from scratch, the Safety Bay team consisting of students from Years 7 to 10, raced against other school teams from across the state on Saturday 24 October.  

Safety Bay Senior High School’s Head of Technologies Peter Trott said the whole experience was a lot of fun and helped develop future skills for the students involved.  

“It’s been great fun watching these students grow and learn as they worked collaboratively together taking ownership of this project, and I have no doubt that everyone involved has developed new STEM skills that will be useful to them in their future endeavours. 

“Being involved in the EV Challenge has certainly put the fire in the belly for us to come back bigger and better to win next year,” Mr Trott said.  

Year 9 student Jake Sloan said the EV Challenge was a great a learning experience and a good way to find out more about engineering.  

“We got to learn how all the different elements of running a vehicle come together and how electric vehicles work.  

“It was great to be doing something that is both better for the environment and a good way to get people interested in engineering,” Jake said.  

Principal Alen Kursar congratulated the Safety Bay team on their efforts in planning and competing in the EV Challenge.  

“As a school we are very proud of the passion and engagement shown by the students involved, throughout the process of designing, building and racing the Electric Vehicle and we look forward to seeing what the team come up with next year,” Mr Kursar said.  

Have a listen to Year 9 students Jake & Harry explaining how the EV Challenge project came together.

Watch the live stream of the 2020 EV Challenge!