His­tor­i­cal in­sights earn stu­dents prizes

Pilbara News - - News - Alicia Per­era

Stu­dent win­ners of the Rio Tinto Pil­bara Ground­break­ers ex­hi­bi­tion have been an­nounced and have swept up some lu­cra­tive prizes for their cre­ative ac­counts of Pil­bara his­tory.

The com­pe­ti­tion, which is part of the com­pany’s 50th an­niver­sary of start­ing op­er­a­tions in the Pil­bara, asked lo­cal stu­dents for their per­spec­tives on the re­gion’s rich his­tory in one school­wide and four in­di­vid­ual cat­e­gories.

Dampier Pri­mary School was the over­all school win­ner of the com­pe­ti­tion, tak­ing a $10,000 in­no­va­tion pack as a prize.

In the Year 10-12 his­tory es­say cat­e­gory ex­plor­ing the Pil­bara “then and now”, St Luke’s Col­lege stu­dent Varun Ja­ha­gir­dar won, while peer Satvika Sop­padandi and Kar­ratha Se­nior High School’s Neve McMullen were run­ners-up.

Tom Price Se­nior High School stu­dent Gracey Zweers was the sole win­ner of the Year 7-9 cre­ative writ­ing chal­lenge look­ing at a piv­otal point in the re­gion’s his­tory, and picked up an iPad Air for her sub­mis­sion.

The pop­u­lar favourite Ground­breaker cre­ative sub­mis­sion cat­e­gory for Years 4-6 boasted six win­ners, all of whom re­ceived an iPad mini as their prize.

In the pre-pri­mary to Year 3 draw­ing cat­e­gory, Pan­na­won­ica’s Is­abella Sum­mer was the win­ner, while Bayn­ton West Pri­mary School’s Alicia Gu and Mil­lars Well’s Max Lon­nie were run­ners-up.

A to­tal of 2500 stu­dents from 15 Pil­bara schools took part in the Ground­breaker Schools pro­gram.

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