Marist Sisters design a racing champion


Marist Sisters College Woolwich students preparing for this year’s Royal Automobile Club of Victoria’s Energy Breakthrough event in Victoria. 


Having successfully competed at the Royal Automoble Club of Victoria’s Energy Breakthrough in Victoria last year, the team from Marist Sisters College Woolwich is now looking to improve their performance and find sponsors for this year’s event.

“The Energy Breakthrough is a program designed to provide opportunities for students, teachers, parents and local industry to work together to design and construct a vehicle, a machine or an innovation in technology that will represent an energy breakthrough,” Marist Sisters College said.

“The program aims to encourage participants to examine and use the latest technology while considering its impact on the environment and the way people live locally and globally.”

The twenty-four strong Design and Technology team at the Woolwich College is entering the premiere, electric vehicle category, which entails a 24-hour non-stop endurance race.

Local Marist Sisters Collge is the only NSW team entered and faces fierce competition from Universities and TAFEs from across the country.

“Last year the team from Marist finished in the top ten despite suffering a tailgate crash within striking distance of the leaders,” the College said.

“The team have received sponsorship from the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria) but currently lack the financial backing of the other contenders.

“The girls show incredible team spirit but we’re up against very well resourced competition.”