STEM, SPACE and Students Succeeding
30 August 2021
The PRC STEM and SPACE competition is over for 2021 and prizes and certificates are on their way to participants.
Mark Williams, Manager PRC, has been visiting schools to present fantastic prizes supplied by the Adelaide Zoo, Science Alive, SA Science Teachers Association, Inspiring SA and SmartSat.
Westminster School has again provided some excellent entries, with 6 students taking out prizes. Here’s what some had to say.
Thinus (Year 6 Space winner)
What a surprise. I missed some of our Assembly and when I came back, one of my friends told me: ” You won, You won”. I didn’t know what he was talking about. Then he told me that I have won the PRC Space Stem poster. At first, I did not believe him but, when I got to the library one of the teachers confirmed the news and explained it all to me. I was extremely excited and so happy. It was one of the best days of 2021.
Ellie (Year 6 STEM runner-up)
I had a lot of fun planning my poster, and then bringing it to life. Having to fix all the issues to make sure my poster was created to my best ability gave me some big challenges, but once I had done a bit of problem solving, all the time and effort was worth it. Getting to be creative and add all the scientific facts was a wonderful challenge and opportunity.
Annie (Year 6 STEM winner)
I am extremely grateful to win the STEM Poster Competition this year and will continue to work hard to attain success in the future as well as to encourage other people to achieve a higher standard. Throughout this experience, I recognised the importance of books and the power of reading. It has given me motivation to read more often as well as to do more research and investigations to gain knowledge. To me, everyone who participated is a winner, as long as they put their effort in and remained optimistic. Lastly, I would like to give thanks to everyone who supported me as learner and encouraged me throughout this period and to the Premier’s Reading Challenge for providing students with different opportunities.
Harry (Year 5 STEM runner-up)
During the challenge I felt nervous about if I was going to win or not, but I felt good to get it done. When I won, I bet my heart rate went up to 200 beats per minute. I felt great on the stage in front of everyone. Overall, I thought I did amazing and I thought everyone else did amazing as well.
Sophie (Year 5 SPACE runner-up)
When starting my poster I had quite a few ides but finally chose to run with ‘The Life Wanderer’. I really enjoyed working on the poster, inventing and explaining my idea, and I am extremely proud of the final result.