St Joseph’s College achieved a top ten finish in a state-wide engineering competition, thanks to the hard work and skill of four Year 11 students.
Jordan Summerhayes, Matthew Hulme, Ryan Dicembre and Luke Harborne formed the talented team that represented Joeys at the Great Engineering Challenge held at the University of New South Wales on Tuesday 4 August. They joined teams from 50 schools across the state for a day of exciting real-life challenges requiring cooperation and lateral thinking.
Teacher John Cherry said the SJC boys rose to meet the various engineering challenges with great enthusiasm. Throughout the day they were required to make an RTA crash barrier for a remote controlled car, construct a prototype of a wind turbine to be used to provide small-scale power to isolated communities, and assemble a cantilever bridge to support a weight.
“The students performed well in all the challenges and were a credit to the school,” said Mr Cherry.
Headmaster, Ross Tarlinton, congratulated the boys on their achievements in such a challenging competition. “This is a wonderful outcome that the College community is very proud of. The energy, hard work and skill of the four boys, under the guidance of Mr Cherry, resulted in an outstanding achievement that was very well deserved.”
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