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School team's well deserved Breakthrough win

Rochester's St Joseph's Primary School won this year's Energy Breakthrough Challenge pushcarts section.

ELAINE COONEY December 4, 2013 4:38am

The winning Energy Breakthrough pushcart team; St Joseph's primary School, Rochester.Back Row: Fraser Cleary, Angus Martin, Kyle Waters and Charlie Shorthouse.Middle Row: Portia Kerr, Emmy McDougal and Stephanie Crouch.Front Row: Tameka Hansen and Zara Myers.


St Joseph’s Primary School won the Energy Breakthrough Challenge pushcarts section in Maryborough recently.

Teacher Matt Knight said the win was well deserved.

He said the Rochester school team and their mentor Ron Williams put many hours into making the cars and training during and after school.

The 10-member team did a presentation about their cart, completed a race and put the cart together in less than 30 minutes.

The team smashed the 30-minute assembling time, completing the construction eight minutes and 20 seconds.

The St Joseph’s team was given the highest score for their unusual presentation of their pushcart.

Mr Knight said the team followed a morning show style of presentation, which the judges enjoyed.

The team celebrated their victory in from of parents and teachers at a school assembly on Friday and sang a song about the challenge to the tune of Footloose.

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