October 22, 2019

The 2019 South Australian Premier’s Reading Challenge Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths (STEM) Competition was a great success with 1000 student entries from across the state.

Partnering with Inspiring South Australia, the Premier’s Reading Challenge encouraged students to read at least one book from the following categories: STEM, Science, Science Fiction or Nature, and submit a creative design and/or invention. Category winners and runners up for the Reception to year 2, years 3 to 5 and years 6 to 9 demonstrated their passion for STEM and reading and in return, received a range of prizes including family passes generously donated by the Zoos SA

Congratulations to all participants who each received a certificate of completion.

Also, well done to Westminster School for most entries – earning a copy of Wildlife of Greater Adelaide by James I.D. Smith.

Check out all the winners and runner-up entries below!

Category Yr R-2 Draw a Picture Category

Winner:

Miley Johnson, year 1 Woodend Primary School, for her drawing inspired by the KM Toft book, The world that we want.

R-2 winner Miley Johnson Woodend PS

Runner-up:

Ray Vidanapathirana, Year 1, Magill Primary School

R-2 RU Ray Vidanapathirana Magill PS

Runner-up:

Zen Kume, Year 1, Bellevue Heights Primary School

R-2 RU Zen Kume Bellevue Heights PS

Category Yr 3-5 Plan an Invention Category

Winner:

Naite Johnson, year 5 Westminster student, for his ‘single lady carry bag’ invention inspired by the Greg Pyers book, Seahorse.

3-5 winner Naite Johnson Westminster School

Runners-up:

Jessica Nation & Ellyse Myers, Year 5, Woodend Primary School

3-5 RU Jessica Nation & Ellyse Myers Woodend PS

 

Category Yr 6-9 Design a Poster Category

Winner:

Ollie Mattinson, year 6  Westminster student, for his STEM poster design that captured the content of How to Bee written by Ben Macdribble

6-9 winner Ollie Mattison Westminster School

Runner-up:

Jeremy Shepherd, Year 6, Westminster School

6-9 RU Jeremy Shepherd Westminster School

Runners-up:

Imogen Codey & Briar Higgins, Year 7, Woodend Primary School

6-9 RU Imogen Codey & Briar Higgins Woodend PS

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