Human Powered Vehicle Team
Congratulations to the students in Maiden Envy and Miss Zippy Human Powered Vehicle teams on a wonderful year in 2018.
We look forward to working with all our HPV families, present and future, in 2019.
Maiden Gully Primary School is proud of the success of our Human Powered Vehicle Team that power our two trikes, "Ziptar" and "Miss Janey." The dedication and commitment of the team members, families and staff involved and how they uphold our school values are something we pride ourselves on. This ensures that participation in the Energy Breakthrough Program is something our students strive towards achieving.
Previous years have seen Maiden Gully Primary School compete successfully in all areas of this competition. We have worked incredibly hard to maintain a high standard of performance and a strong team ethic whilst achieving our goals of having fun and building strong teams that demonstrate initiative, respect and inclusion.
As a school community, our biggest reward is watching students take pride in recognising that their hard work has paid off, and that each team member has played an integral role in the success of the team.
The RACV Maryborough Energy Breakthrough (EBT) is a program that aims to promote alternative and sustainable modes of transport and builds community awareness on environmental issues. The Maryborough’s HPV race is a 14-hour endurance race with approximately 90 teams competing in the Primary School category. The 2014 HPV race will be held in Maryborough from November 20th – 22nd.
Our teams train during school hours and on weekends so that students can practice using the trikes and pit crew members practice recording the number of laps the riders complete and their lap times.
Our 2016 Year 6 team members returned to enjoy the 2017 Wonthaggi 16hr Grand Prix and have now moved on. It is always sad to see them go and we truly appreciate this letter from one of our parents, Amy Kinder:
Thanks for a great weekend. Please pass this onto Craig and other teachers.
My kids have had the most enjoyable time whilst riding in the HPV teams. They've enjoyed the social time, the exercise, the laughs, the memories, the crashes, the holidays but most importantly the opportunities they had to grow as people. They've learnt a wonderful work ethic, strengthened their commitment to team work and can better understand the value of offering support to others and definitely all of the loving support that they've been blessed to receive whilst participating. For me...it's been great fun and a big part of our last 4 years. My favourite part of it however was the level of personal growth I've been proud to watch in my own children, which was outstanding...but also what I've observed of the whole crew. I've been as proud of every child over the last 4 years, finding their own inner superstars, learning their strengths and unlimited possibilities through great personal and physical tests... and then crashing through them. We have so many fond memories and stories that we won't ever forget. I was grateful to be there to see so many kids dragged out of trikes at after riding through their limits...physical and mental. Amazing because so many adults have not been in that zone before. Imogen was excellent at it. Inspiring me.
In a completely different realm I've watched gee come to realise that although she learns and achieves things in her very long stride...she has got so much more untapped potential that can be achieved if she works harder and digs deeper. It's an extremely proud moment when you see your kids experience these life lessons and achievements within the confines of a fun loving community. Couldn't have gotten more out of this HPV experience if We had tried. Amazing. Thanks for the work of Jess, Paz, Ann, Britt, Russell, John and Jordan who have been spectacular over the last 4 years. Love ya work gang! xxxxx