UQ Bound: Year 6 Honours Students Shine at 70th STAQ Science Competition - Glasshouse Christian College

UQ Bound: Year 6 Honours Students Shine at 70th STAQ Science Competition



  • November 23, 2023

UQ Bound: Year 6 Honours Students Shine at 70th STAQ Science Competition

In our recent newsletter, you may recall the mention of our Year 6 Honours students engaging in captivating scientific pursuits during Term 3. Their focus centered on the adverse impacts of floods on both communities and the environment. These bright young minds went on to formulate innovative engineering designs aimed at addressing and mitigating these challenges. Divided into three teams of three students each, they developed innovative engineering solutions.

We proudly submitted these projects to the Science Teachers Association of Queensland [STAQ] Queensland Science Contest, a statewide competition offering an impressive $17,000 in prize money. Notably, this marked the 70th anniversary of the contest, and our first time entering the competition in the primary school.

On Saturday, November 11, Mrs Mitchell, Mrs Bautista, the nine participating students, and their proud families travelled to the University of Queensland to attend the Award Ceremony. We are delighted to announce the remarkable success of our teams. All three teams competed in the Year 5 – 6 Engineering Division, and the results are as follows:

First Place: Sean Barrett, Byron Lange, and Oscar Landrie with their Portable Water Filter project.

Second Place: Cooper Beaven, Aaron Newell, and Bryce Stout with their Flood-Proof Pants project.

Highly Commended and the recipient of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute bursary: Allegra Cheal, Liam Wessels, and Isaac Choi with their Negative Pressure Asbestos Removal Chamber project.

We are immensely proud of the dedication these students poured into their projects. Witnessing their ingenuity and designs acknowledged on such a prestigious stage was an absolute thrill.

For more great photos click HERE

Jasmine Bautista, Honours Program Teacher

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