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18/04/2017
​VPSHS Students visit the World Science Festival
On Friday 24th March, twenty-six excited 7A science students headed off to South Bank for a day of science and fun! As part of VPSHS commitment to STEM (science, mathematics, engineering and technology) learning students attended and competed at The World Science Festival, which is held annually in Brisbane City.
 
The day was packed with everything Science.  The students were able to engage with scientists from various fields, including marine and environmental scientists who work at preserving marine and wild life in QLD.  Students were able to hold and touch various marine organisms and discuss threats and ways to preserve habitats
 
The trip wasn’t complete without seeing the turtle hatchery and an explosive show put on by Street Science. Both were a highlight of the day!
 
After a picnic lunch by the river the students gathered at the Piazza at South Bank to compete in the Brisbane City Council Green Hearts competition.  Over 500 students from South East QLD were given a brief to design a model on how to sustain water in the future for South East QLD.
 
VPSHS students were in 2 teams and designed a water filter plant, which could be linked to 4 connecting cities, allowing water to be shared between regional areas.  The other team created a 5 star water efficiency bathroom, which captured the humidity and transferred it into water tanks stored on each home.
 
The students had an amazing time and were successful in applying their skills to all the tasks.  Well done 7A!!!!
                                                            
Comment by Faith Green: Student of 7A Science
 
Last week on Friday my science class went on an excursion to the World Science Festival to compete in a water quality challenge. Last week I learnt that water comes from many different places and that we need to take care of those water supplies. I also learnt that different things don't decompose in water.  
Faith Green – 7A science student”