Talented kids conquer Scitech challenge

Staff reportersMidwest Times

A number of Mid West school students made the trip to Perth last month to test their science, technology, engineering and maths skills at the annual Scitech Brainstorm Challenge Days.

Held from October 17-21, gifted primary and secondary students competed in challenges against other metropolitan and regional schools throughout WA.

Scitech Brainstorm Challenge Day co-ordinator Tara Broadhurst said the challenges always received positive feedback, which came down to the event’s ability to showcase science in a fun way.

“These challenges are so exciting for the students and gives them a unique chance to learn science in a hands-on environment created especially for them,” she said.

“It’s also great at bringing together wider school communities — and all in the name of STEM.”

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The Mid West students headed home with several achievements under their belts, including a win in the Maths Quest challenge where students worked together to save a city by deciphering ancient texts containing the key to salvation. Morawa District High School’s Darcy Tynan, Waggrakine Primary School’s Jacob Coffey and Geraldton Primary School’s Shapan Palmer made up the winning team.

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