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CEM hosts the 6th CEM Solar & Capacitance Model Car Races to promote renewable energy

Macau, 10 September 2018

Further to the tremendous success of holding Solar & Capacitance Model Car Races at Coloane Power Station for the past five years, CEM is going to organize this event again on 23 September 2018 (Sunday). The event aims to enhance local students’ consciousness and recognition of the importance of using renewable energy as an effort to contribute for a sustainable clean environment. This year, for the first time, races will take place at one local secondary school, the St. Joseph Diocesan College 5, with the objective to bring the event to town and have more direct interaction and participation from students and public.

Number of enrolled schools and teams surpassed the previous five editions, with a record of 600 students from 25 schools and 108 teams participating in the event. 66 teams will be joining the “Solar Model Car Race” for F4 to F6 students, while 42 teams will join the “Capacitance Model Car Race” for F1 to F3 students. Besides the winning teams will be awarded with attractive cash prizes and trophies, CEM will sponsor the top 3 in each race to compete in the “HK TREE 2018” to be held in November 2018.

To prepare the students for the races, team leaders and teachers from the participating schools gathered at CEM Building for a pre-race workshop last Saturday. Winners in the previous edition of the races were invited to share their experience with the new participants.

The event is co-organized by the Youth Centre of Macau Federation of Trade Unions, the Macau Youth Federation, the General Association of Chinese Students of Macau, and counts with the technical support of Hong Kong Technology & Renewable Energy Events. Participating schools include: Mateus Ricci College; Our Lady of Fatima Girls’ School; Tong Sin Tong Secondary School; Sacred Heart Canossian College (Chinese Section); Sacred Heart Canossian College (English Section); Pui Ching Secondary School; Pui Tou Secondary School; Ling Nam Secondary School; Kwong Tai Middle School; Xin Hua School; Fong Chong of Taipa Secondary School; Sam Yuk Macau Secondary School (English Section); International School of Macau; Escola de Aplicação Anexa à Universidade de Macau; Technical-Professional Secondary School of Macau Federation of Trade Unions; Macau Portuguese School; Yuet Wah College (Chinese Section); Yuet Wah College (English Section); Sheng Kung Hui Escola Choi Kou (Macau); Macau Anglican College; Santa Rosa de Lima College (Chinese Section); St. Joseph Diocesan College 5 (Chinese Section); St. Joseph Diocesan College 5 (English Section); Choi Nong Chi Tai Secondary School and Zheng Guanying Official School.

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