Science & Engineering Challenge at Taree 2017

Update : Gloucester High School (GHS) students took second place at the 17th annual MidCoast Water Science and Engineering Challenge at the Taree racecourse.

Seven teams took part in the event, with students from Taree High, Wingham High, Chatham High, St Clare's High and Great Lakes College, along with two teams from Gloucester High.

The event is typically for students in year nine and 10, however for the first time this year, some of last year’s Discovery Day winners, from Gloucester Public School, were invited.

The students, who are now in year seven at GHS, were set the challenge of taking on the older students.

“The aim for all the other schools is to not come out behind the Gloucester seven’s,” event organiser, John Walton said.

Students had to tackle seven different activities, across the seven teams, throughout the day. 

Activities ranged from making a table and chair out of paddle pop sticks, cardboard and straws that could support weight; supplying a city with electricity without blowing a fuse and creating a coding in order to send a message to their teams that could be transmitted using lights and translated.

Everything they created was tested and given a pointscore.

Wingham High School took out first place with 1190.97 points, Gloucester High came second with 1053.53 points and Taree High School placed third on 1035.73 points.

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