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Our Adventure to Maryborough!

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Sponsorship

Last night we spoke to local businesses about funding for this years cart. We were looking for raffle prizes and money to purchase the remaing saftey gear we need and new set of wheels. Thankyou to all the businesses which kindly donated their time and support to our team.

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Accommodation

We’ll be camping on Princess Park – just follow the signs when you arrive at Marybrough

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Sponsorship

Next Monday 29th October we’ll be doing a sponsor walk through Gisborne. We’ll split into 2 groups of four and use our 2ish hours to speak to local businesses asking for sponsorship. Ensue you are wearing school uniform and we’ll also wear the Possum shirts. Which businesses do you think we speak to and what should we be asking for?

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Painting the Possum

Today after training for the endurance and obstacle course challenge we painted the Possum. What do you think?

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Meeting with Mr G

Tuesday 23rd October we’ll be meeting with Mr G in my classroom.

Cheers Mr B

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Possum Writing

We’re near the end of our script writing we’ll use this space to share our thoughts and ideas about the script. Ms P has asked you all to rehearse your lines in the mirror over the next week, ensuring you learn your lines off by heart.

We’ll be preforming at assembly on Friday 9th of November to the school.

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15th Monday Meeting

Today we practiced the 50 meter sprint and changing positions, our teams best time with all of us combined was 1:55. We then did the obstacle course, while trying to beat our best times. Our best time was 1:16 by Johnno and Joshua. Then Binx, Johnno and Emily took apart the possum. Alex and Indiah were also sorting out the saftey equipment ansd putting them in bags for each person.

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22nd October – meeting

For our next Monday meeting you will need to bring along an enviro bag clearly named for your safety equipment, old clothes in case we spray paint the cart and a water bottle to keep hydrated.

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Fabric for the possum

Spotlight has a number of fabrics we could use. Which are your favourites?

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The all new Possum

Over the holidays the possum under went some changes. (thanks Team)

What do you think of the all new possum? How does it handle? Do you think the changes have made any difference? why/whynot?

First stage was to cut up the ironing board shortening the length by 140mm.

Second stage was to cut the rear axle and space out the wheels an extra 60mm each side which widens the wheel trak 120mm in total.When welding in the spaces that we made we purposly angled the top of the wheels in to help cornering stability, this is called negative camber which is what they do on racing cars.

Third stage we put the front axle in a press and bent it to also give the front wheels negative camber.

Camber angle is the angle made by the wheels of a vehicle; specifically, it is the angle between the vertical axis of the wheels used for steering and the vertical axis of the vehicle when viewed from the front or rear. It is used in the design of steering and suspension. If the top of the wheel is farther out than the bottom (that is, away from the axle), it is called positive camber; if the bottom of the wheel is farther out than the top, it is called negative camber.

 

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