Solar Car attends the transport themed Lindfield Village Day
10 Jun 2016
The Ardingly Solar Car, a solar-powered electric vehicle raced by Ardingly College pupils across Australia last year in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, had a starring role in the Lindfield Village Day Parade on Saturday June 4.
It joined a stunning procession floats from local schools, beautiful old vehicles and a horse drawn carriage and then took pride of place in the centre of Lindfield Common at the Ardingly School stand. Pupils and teachers were on hand to talk about the Challenge and about the importance of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) in schools. Young visitors to the stand enjoyed sitting in the car for a photos.
John Binns from sponsor Lincoln Binns also attended and was on hand to help with any technical issues. Even though the sun did not shine whilst driving through the high street the power stored in the car ensured it made it down to the common without fail.
The Ardingly team were the first school in Europe ever to design, build, enter and complete the 3k race from Darwin to Adelaide. They finished a very respectable 6th in the Cruiser Class.