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
Miley Johnson, year 1 Woodend Primary School, for her drawing inspired by the KM Toft book, The world that we want.
Ray Vidanapathirana, Year 1, Magill Primary School
Zen Kume, Year 1, Bellevue Heights Primary School
Category Yr 3-5 Plan an Invention Category
Naite Johnson, year 5 Westminster student, for his ‘single lady carry bag’ invention inspired by the Greg Pyers book, Seahorse.
Jessica Nation & Ellyse Myers, Year 5, Woodend Primary School
Category Yr 6-9 Design a Poster Category
Ollie Mattinson, year 6 Westminster student, for his STEM poster design that captured the content of How to Bee written by Ben Macdribble
Jeremy Shepherd, Year 6, Westminster School
Imogen Codey & Briar Higgins, Year 7, Woodend Primary School