HPV team ready to roll

26 February 2016
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Our Human Powered Vehicle program is off to a flying start for 2016.

This weekend the College’s HPV team will take to the track at Cranbourne’s Casey Fields for the first of four big race events for the team this year.

From humble beginnings of just one vehicle and nine students around a year ago, now the program has flourished into a spectacular team of 30 Middle School and Year 9 students, four vehicles, two big marquees, barbecue facilities and a band of committed parents.

An HPV is a specially designed recumbent bicycle. The sport has a huge following of students who take part in regular race meetings around Victoria and interstate. Beaconhills now proudly boasts four HPV vehicles, each with its own name. Watch out this weekend on the Casey Fields track for the Beaconhills Blazers, the Scorchers, the Burners and the Jets.

HPV racing is a great opportunity for students to build their fitness, develop leadership and team skills and spend fun time with family and friends.

As well as HPV racing this weekend, of course we also have the Cardinia Relay for Life event, in which we have five House teams from Pakenham Campus and – for the first time – a team from Little Beacons Learning Centre. We look forward as well to the Casey Relay for Life on Friday 4 March at Akoonah Park in Berwick. We have a huge team from Berwick Campus’ Middle School walkers participating, raising money for this very worthy cause of helping conquer cancer. Best wishes to all walkers and pedallers this weekend!

Year 9 HPV team members Chloe M (left) and Carter W

Year 9 HPV team members Chloe M (left) and Carter W

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