28 November 2016   

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The Craigieburn primary school has been building environmental vehicles in preparation for the RACV energy breakthrough race.

Students at Wilmott Primary School in Craigieburn have been learning about the environment, sustainability, transportation and healthy lifestyle while preparing for the RACV Energy Breakthrough Race, held November 17th - 20th.

Teams of students design and build environmentally friendly vehicles to directed specifications, before testing the vehicles on road in a three day event. Each team is required to give a 20 minute presentation about their design and the concepts used.

Wilmott Primary has taken part in the race since 2007, with leading teacher Luci Scamarcio saying the race improves students fitness and their understanding of a healthy lifestyle. 

Wilmott Primary submitted an entry to the 2016 Stockland Highlands Community Grants program and were successful in receiving $1,000 which went towards the costs of new riding shoes as they had not been replaced since the school started participating in the race in 2007.  

Applications for Stockland Highlands' Community Grants Program for 2017 will open soon, so keep your eyes posted for more information.