Baldivis Secondary College students claim award at Scitech’s Bridge Building Competition


Baldivis Secondary College Team 2 Nathan Dillon, Kingston Te Mete, and Akins Sujith.

Baldivis Secondary College students John Hawea and Caleb Yardley with Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education and Training Samantha Rowe.
Baldivis Secondary College Team 2 Nathan Dillon, Kingston Te Mete, and Akins Sujith. Baldivis Secondary College students John Hawea and Caleb Yardley with Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education and Training Samantha Rowe.

BALDIVIS Secondary College won the All-rounder Award at the Bridge Building Competition at Scitech.

The aim of the competition was to sharpen students STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) skills and foster digital engineering skills.

There were 44 entries from WA schools.

The competition by Aurecon helps about 1000 Year 8 and Year 9 students bring their ideas to life through encouraging them to develop their understanding of STEM by designing, then building a bridge, and testing its strength.

With increased use of digital and 3D technology to design and build structures in the industry, there was an optional digital component which encourages students to use a 3D platform, SketchUp, to design their bridges.

Team Baldivis 2 won the All-rounder Award as the team with the highest combined score from the judges and strength-to-weight ratio.

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