This week, Year 7s took part in their Earth and Space culminating event, the Astronomy Cup.
It was an out-of-this-world experience where student teams showcased their astronomical knowledge through three exciting components, to win the coveted Cup. The Astronomy Cup, of course, was filled with chocolate and a ticket to a much sought-after celebration lunch at Year 7’s Café De Coco.
The first part of the competition involved creating a team video on an astronomical phenomenon. Each group researched and presented their findings in a video, exploring various topics such as seasons, phases of the Moon, black holes, and the wonders of the Milky Way.
Next up was the planetary debate. Student teams passionately advocated for their favourite celestial bodies. The judges were surprised at the gravity with which students presented their arguments – it was truly a battle of astronomical proportions!
The final component brought out the creative side of the students as they took the stage for slam poetry performances. Each team chose their favourite celestial object to perform a slam poem expressing their admiration. The auditorium was filled with awe-inspiring verses about such wonders as the Ort Cloud, Saturn’s rings, and even Pluto. The poetry performances were a celestial celebration of words and surprisingly heated emotions.
The students’ enthusiasm and passion for astronomy were truly remarkable throughout the competition. They embraced the opportunity to explore the wonders of the universe and share their knowledge with others.
As the Astronomy Cup came to an exciting close, the judges faced a difficult task in selecting the winners. Teams had shown exceptional talent and effort, but one team shone brighter than the stars.
The Year 7 Astronomy Cup was a fun-filled showcase of the students’ astronomical understanding and creative abilities.
It was truly a stellar event!
Larry McKeown, Year 7 Level Coordinator