Schools take up CAMS Challenge

Oct 13, 2010 by

The Veolia Mulwaree Trust recently supported the 2010 CAMS School Challenge held at the Transport Industry Skills Centre at Queanbeyan. Many schools from throughout the region participated in the event, including teams from Goulburn High School and Mulwaree High School, pictured above. The event introduces school students to the motor racing industry. The Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS) supplied the engines, clutches and fuel tanks to participating schools, leaving the students to configure their own cars consistent with a set of competition specifications.Over many months the school teams prepared their vehicles, testing them against other schools on a number of criteria including performance, manoeuvrability and emissions. Event Coordinator Geoff Gwynne from the Capital Region BEC said the event held on September 22 had received great feedback. One of the teachers who participated in the Challenge said “The ability of this project, via staff commitment, to engage the students is brilliant. We have 100% retention of students in the auto class for 2011 (minus of course the students who have left because they have apprenticeships) which speaks volumes about retention and engagement.”

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