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Primary School Science Week

28 Sept 2023

Over the course of Week 8, students at the St John’s Campus participated in a delayed National Science Week. Activities were set up during break times should students wish to participate and I’m happy to say there was a great uptake of student involvement. Activities on offer were LEGO building, a fossil dig in the sandpit, a tallest tower challenge and a strongest bridge challenge. Students had a great time thinking outside the box, challenging their norms and participating in groups.

As far as the competitions go, the tallest tower, made only from marshmallows and spaghetti, stood a fantastic 76cm high.

  • 1st Place – 76cm - Maggie 6JS, Henry 6MT, Lewis 6MT, Oliver 6EH
  • 2nd Place – 71cm – Oliver 4GW, Alfie 4GW, Charlie 4GW, Jaco 4GW, Lewis 4GW, Mitchell 4GW, Elijah 4GW
  • 3rd Place – 62cm – Stella 4GW, Sarah 4GW, Molly 4GW, Audrey 4GW

The strongest bridge competition blew us away. We had so many strong contenders vying for first place. Students used a variety of materials to build them. These materials were straws, skewers, string, paper clips, raspberry chews, sticky tape, paper and cotton ear buds. The following students amazed us with their creative and strong designs.

  • 1st Place - 4.9kg - Eliza 6JS and Sienna 6EH
  • 2nd Place - 3.4kg - Clara 3ER
  • 3rd Place - 2.5kg - Luke 4GW, Audrey 4GW and Mitchell 4GW

I would like to congratulate everyone who participated throughout the week and thank staff and students for their support.

Adriana Weling
ELC - Year 4 STEM Teacher