At the end of the last term, a selection of Year 10 students were challenged to compete in an interschool STEM competition run at the University of the Sunshine Coast.
Students were given engineering challenges where they had to build or develop solutions to a variety of problems based on real life issues. Building earthquake resistant towers, a working Bionic Hand, light signal code and full-size catapults featured among the challenges they faced. They could use only the equipment supplied and their own wits.
While our students were a little nervous going in, they managed to hold their own and finished 3rd place overall.
I was very proud of their efforts, not just in trying to develop solutions to problems; but also how they worked as a group to achieve their goals. Organisers actually mentioned how our students’ ability to work collaboratively stood out against other schools. Well Done DeLorean Team! Your efforts are paying off earlier than expected!