Margaret River science students bring home the win

Margaret River Senior High School (MRSHS) science students and teachers are celebrating their success after claiming victory at the South West Regional Event of the Science and Engineering Challenge.

In late May, 31 MRSHS Year 10 students headed to Australind to compete against 15 schools from across Western Australia as part of a national outreach program aimed at getting kids to undertake the enabling sciences and mathematics at school.

The Margaret River team faced strong competition on their two-day visit from schools including Georgiana Molloy Anglican School, Cape Naturaliste College and St Mary Mackillop College.

"Across eight different challenges, each team of four students took part in two challenges - one during the morning session and one in the afternoon," explained MRSHS Science Teacher, Andrea West.

"Our school won the day, in fact we got the highest marks in Regional WA."

The Science and Engineering Challenge is run by the University of Newcastle and involves approximately 25,000 people per year, working with over 3,000 volunteers and 900 schools in every state and territory.

A Discovery Day program also includes school children in Years 5 and 6 to make them aware of the role of science and engineering in the world around us.