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Exmouth District High School claims third in Minister’s innovation Challenge 2022

Lachlan AllenMidwest Times
Exmouth Boat Harbour
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A Gascoyne high school has been recognised for its innovative solution to address an expected influx in visitors next year as part of the Ningaloo total solar eclipse.

Exmouth District High School finished third in the inaugural Minister’s Innovation Challenge 2022, announced by Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery on Monday.

The winning teams have been recognised for their outstanding problem-solving skills and creative solutions to real-world problems.

The school’s team came up with an app to deliver relevant information to tourists, helping them to enjoy their experience while also preserving the natural environment.

Christmas Island District High School claimed this year’s top prize for their solution to help sea turtles and will receive $3000.

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Hammond Park Secondary College won second prize for its idea to improve mental health and wellbeing for students.

Twenty public schools participated in the challenge, representing all eight education regions across Western Australia — providing an opportunity for Year 8 students across the State to get involved.

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