In Week 10, a group of Year 5 and 6 students were selected to attend the Perth Science and Engineering Discovery Day, at Claremont Showgrounds. The full day event, presented by the University of Newcastle in cooperation with MACA, Worley, WML Consultants saw the students participate in a series of engineering tasks, from bridge building and Mars rover testing to power grid studies and code breaking. They were required to read an information packet, design using a specific set of constraints, build their own model and then test, all whilst scoring points for their team.

The event allowed for the students to work on some real-world engineering projects under the supervision of actual engineers who had volunteered their time to guide and inspire the next generation of workers. The students had an amazing day and were thrilled with their designs and efforts. They can’t wait to participate in the program next year.