Wynnum Science in the News
May and June have been busy months at school and Science has been no different, with a number of events and activities having occurred. Next term will be just as busy in Science.
Earlier this month, the Senior Science Club commenced with about a dozen Year 11 and 12 students participating in what looks to be a fun year of activities.
We started off this year with wine making and no, the students do not get to drink it. We are fermenting a blackberry and a sauvignon blanc at the moment. Our wines are registered for two school wine making competitions. Early next term, we are starting cheese making, with an ambitious plan to slowly expand our varieties and increase the complexity of the cheese making.
We look forward to a fun year of crazy activities and projects for competitions. We meet at 8.00 am on Monday mornings in G20, alias the “Science Hub”.
2016 Big Science Competition
On Friday 20th May, forty-nine Year 11 and 12 students participated in the 2016 Big Science Competition. It was a fifty minute, 30 question paper which covered all aspects of science. The papers have been sent to the Australian Science Innovators for marking and we look forward to receiving the results, as we are confident that our students will achieve well in this competition, as we did last year.
2016 Science and Engineering Challenge
On Tuesday 26 May, twenty-eight Year 9 and 10 students competed in the Brisbane South heat of the Griffith University Science and Engineering Challenge, at Canterbury Christian College.
On the day, the students worked in eight teams, competing against teams from seven other schools in the region. This event exposes our students to challenging ‘hands-on’ activities and allows them to see how students from other schools work. Most of all it is a fun day.
This year, our students won two of the eight events on the day, leaving them in second place just behind Rivermount College. (We can’t win every year, it would be unfair on the other teams).
We know that we have great students here at Wynnum and it is wonderful to see the sparkle in their eyes when they also believe in themselves. They competed against both private and state school teams and proved that they were the best. Our students are keen to participate again next year and win back the trophy for our school. Go Team!