Newcomer Wins Geelong College Challenge 2017

St Mary’s Primary School has won The Geelong College Challenge for the first time, having never entered the competition before.

This year’s Geelong College Challenge on Tuesday 16 May encouraged students from 14 schools to “reach for the stars” by building water rockets from plastic bottles and other everyday materials. They then launched the rockets at the Middle School oval to see which one could travel the furthest.

Teams of four from Anakie, Anglesea, Bellbrae, Bannockburn, Grovedale West, Hamlyn Banks, Wallington, Leopold, St John’s Lutheran, Montpellier, St Mary’s, Our Lady of the Southern Cross, Holy Family and Roslyn primary schools also worked on Mathematics, Sports and Technology Challenges through the day. They accrued points at the end of each activity, which organisers totalled up to determine the overall winner. This year’s runner up was Holy Family Primary School, with Bellbrae Primary School taking out third place.

The Holy Family team won the “Major Problem” Challenge – based on both the rocket’s design and distance travelled. The Mathematics Challenge was won by Our Lady of the Southern Cross Primary School and the Technology Challenge winners were St Mary’s Primary School.

Congratulations to all teams and thank you to all the teachers (from both the College and participating schools) and the College student volunteers for another fantastic Geelong College Challenge.

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