Creativity and innovation is perhaps the theme for this contest held in Hong Kong which challenged students to come up with a model car design through their available materials. The only materials that they were given was a mouse trap and some recyclable materials.
The Mouse trap model car competition saw students compete to design and build a model car using only recycled materials and a toy mouse trap. The Eco-model tournament featured 126 student teams aged 10 – 15, from a number of schools, to demonstrate how easily recycled products can be incorporated into daily lives.
To win, the model car had to be designed well and also successfully tow a smaller toy car along a 10m track. The winning car was made by Chang Pui Chung Memorial School fought off stiff competition to claim the top spot.
Students from the winning team said, “Wow, we are so pleased to win! It was a close call as some of the other cars were really cool but we were glad ours got the prize. It has helped us to understand how old materials can be reused. Even rubbish can be fun.”