Friday, June 11, 2010

Science Challenge - Narrabri West wins again!

This week students from our Years 4, 5 and 6 participated in the National Science Challenge, run by the University of Newcastle and the Narrabri Rotary Club.

The students were involved in a variety of exciting and challenging science and engineering based activities. They designed, created, tested and problem solved their way through such tasks as bridge building, ring gliders, electric circuits, hovercrafts and catapult making.

The challenge was also contested by other schools from Narrabri and surrounding districts.

Due to excellent team work and the problem solving skills of all of our participants, we received high scores in all activities and were announced as the overall winners of the day. This is the third year from the last four that we have won this competition. More importantly, all of our team members had an exciting day and learnt heaps!

Thank you to Narrabri Rotary Club, the University of Newcastle and the sponsors and helpers for making the day such a great experience for all students.

Thank you also to Mrs Woolford and Mrs Phillips for organising our team and to all team members for your excellent behaviour and attitude.

Our continued success in this challenge can certainly be put down to our practical and hands-on science program, our emphasis on higher order thinking skills and the ability of our students to operate effectively as a team. High quality teaching helps as well! Well done everybody.