Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

School's Successful Formula at State Science Challenge

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

School's Successful Formula at State Science Challenge

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SCIENCE and engineering do not seem so geeky to Tarsha Rieck and 27 fellow Bundaberg North State High School Year 10 students who took out second place at the Queensland Science and Engineering Super Challenge in Brisbane on Wednesday.

"I had the best time. It was the highlight of my entire school career," Tarsha said.

The students spent the day solving problems such as building a hovercraft, a chair to hold a heavy baby and design a bridge from thin wood and duct tape to hold as much weight as possible.

Tarsha spent the day working on the hovercraft which included designing, testing and building the machine.

"It makes maths more interesting," Tarsha said.

Mitchell Shorten said he had a great time at the competition thanks to his classmates.

"North had a lot more team spirit than the rest," Mitchell said.

"We were really yelling and cheering for each other."

Mitchell had not expected the school to do so well.

"I was a little bit surprised considering half the schools were private schools and we are just a little state school from Bundy," he said. …

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