Bright stu­dents top comp

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FIVE stu­dents from Roma State Col­lege hit the road last week, jour­ney­ing to Bris­bane with their teacher and fam­i­lies for the Won­der of Sci­ence com­pe­ti­tion.

Year 8 stu­dents Matt Brad­ford, Ed­ward Schefe, Ta­mar­lia Storch, Annabel Flower and Jes­sica Rowl­ing rep­re­sented their school in the ge­ol­ogy cat­e­gory of the state con­fer­ence.

The group spent a day at the Univer­sity of Queens­land to present their sci­ence pro­ject to a panel of judges and an au­di­ence, telling them how they would turn their school oval in to a farm­ing pro­duc­tion.

Speak­ing in front of a large crowd would be daunt­ing to most adults, but Ta­mar­lia said it wasn’t scary at all.

“Fun­nily enough, none of us were re­ally ner­vous.

“The first time when we pre­sented in front of the Grade 8s we were all freak­ing out, but then in front of 200 peo­ple we didn’t bat an eyelid.”

Ul­ti­mately, the kids came away win­ners.

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