It was an early start for the 28 Mullumbimby High School students to get to the 2017 Northern Rivers Science and Engineering Competition at Southern Cross University held in late June.
‘We left very early in the morning and the students were very happy and with high spirits,’ said science teacher, Carlos Fratti.
Competing against all the schools in the Northern Rivers area, public, private and independent schools, Mullum won both the day event as well as the three day competition obtaining the overall highest score. They also won the day event in last years competition.
‘We needed to 1176 points to make to the Queensland State Finals as our area is under the QLD branch, but our score was 1168 points, we missed out by a mere eight points,’ continued Fratti.
‘What is important is to see the students having fun and being challenged. They showed great problem solving skills and teamwork during the whole day. When the announcement was made that our school won I could see how happy the students were of their achievement and how proud they were to be members of Mullumbimby High School.’
The win was followed up with a presentation of short videos of the events at the school assembly.
‘It was hilarious!! The whole school had fun and laughed watching these videos and acknowledging the participants for their achievement. There was a great feeling of community and pride by the whole school, it was a great experience.’