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More than 700 school students put their engineering skills to the test this month, going head to head against each other in a series of miniature solar car racing championships.

Year 6 and Year 8 students from 178 schools took part in the fifth annual Synergy Schools Solar Challenge, which sees them build and race their own solar-powered cars against other schools within their region.

A joint initiative between Synergy and the Science Teachers Association of WA (STAWA), the Challenge is designed to boost students’ interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects, while increasing their knowledge about renewable energy technology.

Following an early end to last year’s competition due to COVID-19, the Challenge…



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