November 2, 2020

We once again partnered with the Premier's Reading Challenge to create a STEM challenge!

The 2020 Inspiring South Australia STEM challenge, encouraging students across the state to read science themed books as part of the broader Premier’s Reading Challenge, was bigger than ever this year, with over 1200 student from 21 schools participating.

Congratulations to the winners below!

Reception to Year 2

Challenge: Create! Draw a picture in response to the PRC book you have read.

First Prize: Aylah from Hawker Area School, who read “One Less Fish” by Kim Michelle Toft

2020 STEM - R-2 Winner - Alyah McKenzie - Hawker Area School - yr 1

Runner up:  Poppy from Rendlesham PS who read “Bush Babies” by Kim Dale

2020 STEM - R-2 - 2nd - Poppy Bowering - yr 1 - Rendelsham PS

Runner up: Noah from Rendlesham PS who read “Bush Babies” by Kim Dale

2020 STEM - R-2 - 3rd - Noah Wakelin - yr 1 - Rendelsham PS

Years 3 to 5

Challenge: Invent! Plan an invention (description, drawing) inspired by your PRC reading.

First Prize: Christina from Westminster Preparatory School who read”Phasmid: Saving the Lord Howe Island Stick Insect” by Rohan Cleave and Coral Tulloch

2020 STEM 3-5 Winner - Christina Zhang - yr 5 Westminster School

Runner up: Eden from Westminster Preparatory School who read “Bouncing Back: An Eastern Barred Bandicoot Story” By Rohan Cleave and Coral Tulloch

2020 STEM 3-5 2nd - Eden Gannan - yr 5 - Westminster

Runner up: Sterling from Westminster Preparatory School who read “Bouncing Back: An Eastern Barred Bandicoot Story” By Rohan Cleave and Coral Tulloch

2020 STEM 3-5 - 3rd - Sterling Gianni - yr 5 - Westminster

Runner up: Cyril from Whitefriars Catholic School who read “States of Matter” by Lynnette Brent

2020 STEM 3-5 4th place - Cyril Dela Rosa - yr 5 - Whitefriars School

 

Years 6 to 9

Challenge: Design! Design a STEM poster, related to your PRC reading, to inspire interest in science-related fields.

First Prize (joint winner): Kate from Westminster Preparatory School who read “The Boy who Harnessed the Wind” by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer

2020 STEM 6-9 - Winner1 - Kate Daniel - yr 6 - Westminster

First Prize (joint winner) Adelle from Westminster Preparatory School  who read “The Boy who Harnessed the Wind” by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer

2020 STEM 6-9 - Winner2 - Adelle Parkinson-Need - yr 6 - Westminster

Runner up: Jacob from Whitefriars Catholic School who read “States of Matter” by Lynnette Brent

2020 STEM 6-9 - 2nd - Jacob Nguyen - yr 6 - Whitefriars

Runner up: Janet from Westminster Preparatory School who read “Circle” by Jeannie Baker
2020 STEM 6-9 - 3rd - Janet Wang - yr 6 - Westminster

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