After ten years of trying and eight regional wins and various attempts at the state level, Keira High School has finally made it to the National Final of the Science and Engineering Challenge.

The Science and Engineering Challenge is a competition designed to inspire year 9-10 high school students to consider future careers in the field of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), by involving them in a series of fun and exciting activities that they would not normally experience in a classroom.

Keira High science teacher, Michael Robson said, “we competed on day 1 of the NSW Super Challenge (at Newcastle) and set a pretty good score to beat and then waited through two more tense days for news of final scores”.  To the teachers’ great relief and huge excitement from the team it was announced that Keira High had not only made it to the National Final, but they had achieved the highest overall winning score.

UOW hosts the Illawarra South East Region of the Science and Engineering Challenge every year in July.  The winning schools from this event are invited to the NSW Super Challenge.  This is the first time one of our local schools has made it to the National Final.

Congratulations to Keira High School. We wish them the best of luck as they compete for the National Title  in the Northern Territory on Friday 26th October.