Ran­ford PS trio among WA best

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RAN­FORD Pri­mary School stu­dents can of­fi­cially boast they have some of the big­gest young brains in the State af­ter dom­i­nat­ing Scitech’s 2017 Brain­storm Chal­lenge Days.

Ran­ford’s Team In­no­va­tors com­peted along­side more than 100 lo­cal schools in a num­ber of fun ac­tiv­i­ties which tested them on their sci­ence, tech­nol­ogy, en­gi­neer­ing and maths knowl­edge.

The ac­tiv­i­ties in­vited stu­dents to use their skills to solve in­ter­est­ing prob­lems, such as how to travel to other stars faster than the speed of light or how to save the world by de­cod­ing the DNA of a virus in or­der to find out what the an­tivirus was.

The young Ran­ford group ex­celled in the com­pe­ti­tion, fin­ish­ing sec­ond be­hind Poyn­ter Pri­mary School and ahead of Dar­ling­ton Pri­mary School in third.

Scitech Brain­storm Chal­lenge Day co-or­di­na­tor Angie Ma­son said it was great to see how pas­sion­ate the stu­dents be­came while par­tic­i­pat­ing in the event.

“It was ex­cit­ing to watch them take the chal­lenges head on and work in teams to cre­atively solve prob­lems,” she said.

“The chal­lenges give stu­dents a unique chance to think crit­i­cally about how they can in­cor­po­rate sci­ence into prob­lem-solv­ing, team work and their ev­ery­day lives, and pos­si­bly in­flu­ence their sub­ject choices and ca­reers in the fu­ture.”

Ran­ford Pri­mary School’s Team In­no­va­tors Ran­dall Hung, Caitlin Bong and Ro­han Sarda.

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