Col­lege has chance to be best Down Un­der

Fremantle Gazette - - NEWS -

AN in­no­va­tive sub­ma­rine de­signed by four Fre­man­tle Col­lege stu­dents has won sec­ond prize in a state com­pe­ti­tion.

Fre­man­tle Col­lege’s ‘Team Nau­tilus’ ex­celled in the Subs in Schools state fi­nal, tak­ing out five awards for their cre­ation and plac­ing sec­ond over­all.

Margherita Dall’occo, Matthew Freck­el­ton, Matilda Lowe and Chantelle Giwa will now rep­re­sent WA in the com­pe­ti­tion’s na­tional fi­nal in Syd­ney from De­cem­ber 2 to 4.

Fre­man­tle Col­lege ma­rine sci­ence teacher and team coach Ni­cholas Glo­rie said the com­pe­ti­tion was a great op­por­tu­nity for stu­dents to show their skills in de­sign­ing, build­ing and test­ing a re­mote-op­er­ated ve­hi­cle (ROV).

“The stu­dents were re­quired to de­sign and build an ROV, sub­mit an en­ter­prise port­fo­lio and an engi­neer­ing port­fo­lio, present a trade dis­play and mar­ket their prod­uct,” he said.

“The team will use the same cre­ation in the na­tional fi­nals. How­ever, a great deal of re­fine­ment will be needed to be a com­pet­i­tive team.

“The team can­not wait for na­tional fi­nals. They are re­ally ex­cited and ner­vous but they are grate­ful to get the op­por­tu­nity to prove them­selves against Aus­tralia’s best.

“They are role mod­els for the school and are an ex­am­ple of any­thing be­ing pos­si­ble as long as you put your mind to it.”

Pic­ture: Bruce Hunt d488362

Margherita Dall’occo, Matilda Lowe, Chantelle Giwa and Matthew Freck­el­ton in front of teacher Nick Glori and prin­ci­pal Miles Draper.

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