College has chance to be best Down Under
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.”
Margherita Dall’occo, Matilda Lowe, Chantelle Giwa and Matthew Freckelton in front of teacher Nick Glori and principal Miles Draper.