Solar Powered Cars Project
Reason for schools participation:
- In today's technological society, some students, particularly boys, are encouraged to engage in alternative activities to stay in tune with their learning needs and styles. This project offers a more meaningful learning style.
- An opportunity to develop direct links with local industry and change the perception of manufacturing.
- Provide an enjoyable and 'real life' industry based challenge.
Outcomes expected for students participating in the solar powered cars project:
- Greater satisfaction, participation and engagement at school through stimulation by a different (and more relevant) approach to learning.
- Increased self esteem.
- Greater awareness of opportunities in manufacturing.
- Development of teamwork and team building skills.
- Development of problem solving skills and their application to industry.
- An enjoyable, fun experience.
2011 Race Day Results
The 2011 race day was a great success, while the initial cloud cover was a worry, it moved away and the sun shone through.Thanks to the staff at Wilson Transformers, Wodonga, who do so much work behind the scenes, and thanks also to the sponsors, other mentors and of course the students and schools for their continued support and commitment!
This year, Milspec teamed with the Border Christian College to plan, develop and build a solar car. The results were fantastic with a 4th position overall, and a recognition of the superior craftsmanship. We acknowledge the dedication and commitment of our two mentors-Wayne Good and Brad Hewitt. Congratulations to the group of students that participated-it's your success that matters the most.
Relay for Life-Milspec Team
Every five minutes, another Australian is diagnosed with cancer. While survival rates are improving every day, cancer remains a leading cause of death. Events such as Relay for Life help raise awareness and money to fund the research into cancer.
This year, the Milspec Relay for Life team set a goal to raise $10,000 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the event on the Border Region. Many thanks to Maree Booroff and her wonderfully dedicated team, we raised $11415-00! A fantastic outcome with lots of fun along the way. The Cancer Council of Australia have donated $300,000 of funds raised back to the Border for the construction of an accommodation centre for cancer sufferers and carers.