Wanneroo girls have winning game plan

Lesay Asefa, Emily Freeman and Veronica Walters.
Lesay Asefa, Emily Freeman and Veronica Walters.

THREE Wanneroo students proved they were game for a challenge by winning a STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) competition.

St Anthony’s School Year 6 students Lesay Asefa, Emily Freeman and Veronica Walters won the open platform in the Year 5-8 category of the Australian STEM Video Game Challenge this term.

The challenge, managed by the Australian Council for Educational Research Foundation, calls on students from Year 5-12 to create their own playable video game, writing code, troubleshooting issues and sticking to a theme.

Mentored by teacher Ben Wynne, the whole cohort of Year 6 students at St Anthony’s created their own playable video games during semester one this year.

“Three teams from St Anthony’s advanced to the finals, with the girls team taking out the win,” he said.

The trio will travel to Penny Arcade’s PAX event in Melbourne during the school holidays to receive their prizes.