Fremantle College team wins place in Subs in Schools national final

Margherita Dall'occo, Matilda Lowe, Chantelle Giwa & Matthew Freckleton. At back Teacher Nick Glorie & Principal Myles Draper. Photo: Bruce Hunt. d488362 communitypix.com.au
Margherita Dall'occo, Matilda Lowe, Chantelle Giwa & Matthew Freckleton. At back Teacher Nick Glorie & Principal Myles Draper. Photo: Bruce Hunt. d488362 communitypix.com.au

AN innovative submarine designed by four Fremantle College students has won second prize in a state competition.

Fremantle College’s ‘Team Nautilus’ excelled in the Subs in Schools state final, taking out five awards for their creation and placing second overall.

Margherita Dall’occo, Matthew Freckelton, Matilda Lowe and Chantelle Giwa will now represent WA in the competition’s national final, which will be held in Sydney from December 2-4.

Fremantle College marine science teacher and team coach Nicholas Glorie said the competition was a great opportunity for students to show their skills in designing, building and testing a remote operated vehicle (ROV).

“The students were required to design and build an ROV, submit an enterprise portfolio and an engineering portfolio, present a trade display and market their product,” he said.

“The team will use the same creation in the national finals, however a great deal of refinement will be needed to be a competitive team.

“The team cannot wait for national finals, they are really excited and nervous but they are grateful to get the opportunity to prove themselves against Australia’s best.

“They are role models for the schools and are an example of anything being possible as long as you put your mind to it.”