Redland City STEM competition brings schools together

ALEXANDRA Hills State High School held the Innovate Redland City STEM competition on National Science Week after the success of last year’s inaugural event.

As part of Redland City Council’s Advancing Regional Innovations Program, the free event aims to develop and encourage STEM skills of year 5 to 8 students through science investigations, video game development projects and robotics challenges.

Students from 19 Redland schools came together on Friday, August 17 to compete in four categories: science projects, video game development, sumo-bot challenge, and rescue-bot challenge.

Other activities include robot displays and science demonstrations.

To celebrate science and technology, schools held their own events to urge students to ignite their passion for science with this year’s theme Game Changers and Change Makers.

This includes two Sheldon College students being rewarded with a helicopter ride last week after scoring good results for their STEM studies.

Students could also take part in competitions and use virtual reality technology during National Science Week.