Caroline Chisholm College, Glenmore Park students have been recognised as some of the most innovative young problem solvers in Australia!
Year 8 students Courtney Hamilton, Tia Stevenson, Jamie Wilkinson, Chanel Cunningham, Ella Yeomans and Stephanie Young recently put themselves forward in the GoIT challenge, making it through to the 2018 finals held at the University of NSW. Both teams came away award winners!
The GoIT challenge calls on Year 8 students across Australia to form teams of three and use the learning strands of science, technology, engineering and mathematics to solve real-world problems.
Teammates, Courtney Hamilton, Tia Stevenson and Jamie Wilkinson, did their school proud with their award winning submission, Protect Our Planet. Designed to highlight environmental issues, such as global warming, their multiple platform game showed how students could be empowered to make a difference in their world, through action. They were honoured to receive the “Most Innovative School 2018” award.
For their submission titled IVolunteer, teammates, Chanel Cunningham, Ella Yeomans and Stephanie Young were awarded the prestigious “Community Project Challenge 2018” award. They received this award in recognition of the way their software application, designed for both android and iOS platforms, is aimed at encouraging individuals to assist those within the community who are less fortunate than themselves.
The GoIT challenge inspires students to think differently about technology as a solution-focused resource. It does this at a time in their life when they are reflecting on how they see themselves in relation to technology, and as they move through the next few years of high school.