Partnering with Inspiring South Australia, the Premier's Reading Challenge encouraged students to read at least one book from the following categories: STEM, Science, Science Fiction or Nature and submit a creative design and/or invention. Category winners and runners up for the Reception to year 2, years 3 to 5 and years 6 to 9 demonstrated their passion for STEM and reading and in return, received a range of prizes including family passes generously donated by the Zoos SA.
Three of the exceptional entries were from category winners:
Years R to 2 Draw a picture category: Miley Johnson, year 1 Woodend Primary School, for her drawing inspired by the KM Toft book, The world that we want.
Years 3 to 5 Plan an invention category: Naite Johnson, year 5 Westminster student, for his ‘single lady carry bag’ invention inspired by the Greg Pyers book, Seahorse.
Years 6 to 9 Design a poster category: Ollie Mattinson, year 6 Westminster student, for his STEM poster design that captured the content of, How to Bee written by Ben Macdribble
Congratulations to all participants who each received a certificate of completion.
Also, well done to Westminster School for most entries – earning a copy of Wildlife of Greater Adelaide by James I.D. Smith.
We are now looking forward to 2020 for our 5th year of the Premier's Reading Challenge STEM competition.