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Year 10 University of Newcastle, Science and Engineering Challenge

Finn Anderson, Hayden Wild, Lachlan Muir, Max Hooker, Kyle McBride, James Privett, Luke McLellan, Patrick Hoggett, Harjot Mand, Charlie Harris, Finn Harley Whitney, William Gibson, Isaac Kopstasis, Jake Rice, Jack Sweetman, and Isaac Coombes

From the Academic Enrichment Coordinator, Stephanie Boyce

Science and Engineering Challenge

On 18th March, a group of Year 10 boys competed in Year 10 UoN Science and Engineering Challenge.

What a day!

After an early start to the morning to get to Sydney Olympic Park, the fun started.  Boys were split up into their respective pairs to complete their first challenges of the day – ranging from Mars Rovers, flat pack furniture, bridges and a variety of coding and strategy challenges. Each student brought their Wave Game, and their hard work paid off – with the first round of challenges being completed by the boys putting us into the LEAD!

After a break, back to the second round – each group swapped activities and completed their next challenge. Tension was running high as each student saw their part in maintaining our first place status right through until the very end.

Once the final points were through, a few design and technical errors unfortunately ended up placing is in 4th overall. However, general feedback from all students was the day was amazing fun and a great success (with a few even saying they’d happily repeat Year 10 so they could compete again!)

Special mention goes to James Privett who was commended by another school on his assistance with their team who were set to lose points because they were running out of time to put all their equipment away.

All of these students shone today and should be commended for both their attitude and aptitude in representing Waverley College – Well done!