Wanneroo: St Anthony’s School students win national STEM video game challenge

Year 6 students Lucy Rodrigues, Paige Agrela, Anastasia Minchin and Ava Crosthwaite. Picture: Martin Kennealey.
Year 6 students Lucy Rodrigues, Paige Agrela, Anastasia Minchin and Ava Crosthwaite. Picture: Martin Kennealey.

A TEAM of Year 6 students from St Anthony’s School in Wanneroo won an award at the PAX AUS convention in Melbourne this term for their playable video game.

Assistant principal John Topliss said 18 teams of students created games and design documents under STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) teacher Benjamin Wynne’s guidance in terms 2 and 3, which they entered in the Australian STEM Video Game Challenge.

“The students were competing against primary and high school students from across Australia in the open category,” he said.

“Four of the top six teams in this category came from St Anthony’s School, with the team consisting of Paige Agrela, Ava Crosthwaite, Anastasia Minchin and Lucy Rodrigues winning first place.”

Dr Topliss said the students travelled to the Melbourne convention to receive their prizes and take part in the STEM Gaming in Education panel.