Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 

First All-Girl Team Wins Vector Epro8 Challenge

Oblivious Oreos (Churchill Park School) L-R: Isobel Mitchell, Clementine Bulmer, Hannah Coulthard, Maddison Elliott

The Auckland leg of a national schools engineering competition has been won for the first time by an all-girl team from Churchill Park School.

Oblivious Oreos, named in recognition of the team’s shared love of the biscuit, took out top spot amongst more than 300 other teams in the years 5-6 category from 137 Auckland schools.

Vector EPro8 Event Manager Kevin Thiele said while they often see girls teams win in other parts of the country, this was the first time since the Challenge came to Auckland three years ago that the result had been seen in the region.

“We’ve run over 600 of these events all over the country and seeing girls do well is just what we expect,” said Mr Thiele.

“It is about 40 per cent girls taking part in the Vector EPro8 Challenge, which is very impressive given the traditional male dominance of engineering,” said Mr Thiele.

The Vector EPro8 Challenge gives creative and practical students a chance to demonstrate problem solving, team work and engineering skills in a hands-on, competitive environment.

Vector Chief Risk Officer Kate Beddoe says the company is proud to support the Auckland leg of the competition to encourage creativity and problem solving skills.

“I’d like to congratulate Oblivious Oreos on their achievements and I hope their win will inspire more students to keep being inquisitive and passionate about technology and engineering,” Ms Beddoe said.

“I’m looking forward to seeing some of these students again in a few more years as our future engineers and technology specialists”.

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Howard Davis: 1917's 1,000 Yard Stare

Sam Mendes has created a terrible and barbarous trek, one that we appreciate all the more for being catapulted right into the midst of this ear-splitting melee from the film's opening sequence. More>>


Floorball: NZ To Host World Cup Of Floorball In 2022

In a major coup for a minnow nation in the European-dominated sport of floorball, New Zealand has won the rights to host one of the sport’s marque international events. More>>

National Voyage Continues: Tuia 250 Ends

Tuia 250 has unleashed an unstoppable desire to keep moving forward and continue the kōrero about who we are, say the co-chairs of the Tuia 250 National Coordinating Committee, Dame Jenny Shipley and Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr. More>>

ALSO:

Te Papa: New Chief Executive From Its Own Staff

Courtney Johnston has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of Te Papa. Ms Johnston will take up the role in December 2019. Since its founding, Te Papa has had a dual leadership model, and as Tumu Whakarae|Chief Executive, Johnston will share the leadership with Kaihautū Dr Arapata Hakiwai. More>>

ALSO:

Over 150 Productions: NZ Fringe 2020 Has Launched

The upcoming festival will be held at 40 venues all over Wellington Region from 28 February to 21 March, and includes every genre possible—theatre, comedy, dance, music, clowning, cabaret, visual art, children’s shows and more! More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 


 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland