Tia Elliot, Rachel Beikoff and Penelope Robinson with their design.
Tia Elliot, Rachel Beikoff and Penelope Robinson with their design.

St Mary’s shines at Science and Engineering Challenge

ST Mary's best and brightest minds ventured to the Hervey Bay PCYC for the annual Science and Engineering Challenge. 

The Year 9 and 10 students were armed with basic engineering instructions from teachers Mrs Anne Elmer and Mrs Sue McMillan.

They used their exceptional problem solving and creative skills, to utilise this knowledge and design structures, solve problems and create visions in response to various engineering and mathematics problems.

Year 9 and 10 Science and Engineering winners
Year 9 and 10 Science and Engineering winners St Mary's School

Over the course of the multiple activities students were involved in, many marvelled at the innovated designs, functional solutions to challenges that evolved, as well as creative ideas and conversations that were generated between students. 

The results of these endeavour's saw our students place consistently in the top three schools of each challenge, actually winning two of the categories.

This resulted in St Mary's College taking out the prize of the winning Science and Engineering School for our district.

These students now need to wait to hear what the other schools over Queensland scored for the competition to see if we are Queensland winners.

Laird McKay, Somtochukwu Ibe, Connor Rankin and Patrick Mushan with their design at the challenge.
Laird McKay, Somtochukwu Ibe, Connor Rankin and Patrick Mushan with their design at the challenge. St Mary's School

It is a tremendous credit to the students of St Mary's College, that they were able to compete and achieve at such a high standard in such a prestigious competition, and it is a testament to the calibre of not only the student body, but also the science and engineering programs that run in at the College. 

With STEM education being a priority in the College's learning framework, it is encouraging to see the results of this focus. 

Once again special mention to the fantastic group of students who demonstrated to the whole Fraser Coast Community their supreme knowledge in the area of science and design. 

The whole school community should be extremely proud of their achievements.



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