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Science Week Celebrations

19/09/2019
National Science Week was celebrated at Redbank Plains State High School with a series of activities organised by our University of Queensland Science Ambassadors. The 2019 theme was the 50th Anniversary of the first Moon landing.

Over the course of the week, students experienced the Ambassadors' interpretation of the theme with interactive, creative and engaging lunchtime activities. 

The first activity organised saw many students attempt to build the tallest building possible from a single piece of A4 paper. The winning entry managed to get a tower over 1.5 metres high.

The second activity organised was a short quiz on Space knowledge. The questions were more challenging than anticipated but all participants enjoyed the session.

The final activity was an art showcase organised as an exhibition of 16 original student artworks installed in a walk-through gallery. Over the course of the lunchtime exhibition, staff and students viewed the range of pieces and participated in a public vote. The submitted pieces were a thorough and thoughtful interpretation of the theme with the staff and students participating in a competitive vote to determine the winning artworks.

The overall winners for each activity from the week are:

  • Mayia and Mia in Year 11 for the Paper Tower
  • Kristen, Parneet in Year 10 and Codie in Year 12 for the Space Quiz
  • Mia in Year 10 for the Art Competition




Photo: Art Exhibit Winners (some students absent for photo)


Well done to Shreya, Christina, Tana and Lady, the Year 11 UQ Science Ambassadors, for organising these events and to Ms Stilianos, the Science Staff and the Arts Staff for their use of resources and help on the days.