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First place at Science and Engineering Challenge


First place at Science and Engineering Challenge

Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School won the Rotary Science and Engineering Challenge held at the South West Sports Centre on Tuesday, 4 April.

The team of Year 9 students took out top spot with 1212 points, followed by Bunbury Senior High School with 1118 points.

Our Year 5 and 6 students also particpated in the Science Discovery Day, commendably coming in second place.

The events offer students the opportunity to experience science and engineering in a unique way with activities including building a bionic hand, a catapult and a bridge made out of popsicles.

The Year 9 students were excited about their achievement:

"It was a great experience to learn about engineering. It was lots of fun and I really didn’t think our bridge would work" - Jaclyn Robson

“Some of the challenges were very tricky, you had to really think outside the box about how to solve the problem, but it was fun!” - Oscar Beaumont

“Building a catapult was interesting, it was really great to get the chance to do something different and interesting” - Alex Tombleson

"It was good fun, we learnt a lot about what engineers get to do” - Franco van Zyl

"It was interesting and fun to make the elastic band suspension system” - Todd Broekman

Co-ordinated by the Rotary Club of Bunbury-Leschenault, the Challenge invites schools from across the South West to compete in problem-solving tasks that are science and mathematics based.

The Science and Engineering Challenge aims to encourage students to make a difference in the world by choosing careers in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM). The event is a nationwide STEM outreach programme presented by the University of Newcastle.

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