WHIZ KIDS: Mullumbimby High School’s outstanding science students.
WHIZ KIDS: Mullumbimby High School’s outstanding science students. Veda Dante

Students shine at challenge

MULLUMBIMBY High School has qualified for the National Grand Challenge - the only public school to do so - after taking out the championship in the Queensland Super (Science and Engineering) Challenge State Finals.

A 30-strong student team from Years 9 and 10 tackled several challenges set for school teams who had previously won regional competitions from across Queensland and northern NSW.

"The Challenge asks students to use their science and engineering skills to solve a variety of problems, such as building a bridge to specifications in order to withstand the mass of a trolley," Mullumbimby High School principal Ian Graham said.

The students won two of the challenges outright, as well as winning the overall team score in the Queensland Super Challenge.

This qualifies the team to enter the National Grand Challenge to be held in October in Wangaratta, Victoria.

"We are extremely proud of our students who have shown great skill, initiative and drive in winning this event," Mr Graham said.

"They have shown a tremendous team attitude and have been very supportive of each other. Science teachers Mathew Hall and Pauline Macleod had worked tirelessly to organise the event. We would like to acknowledge the support of Dennett's, Coles and Woolworths."

 

Ian Graham

Principal

They have shown a tremendous team attitude and have been very supportive of each other.


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