Get your lab coats ready.....

OUr 2019 Science competition is now open

  • When: Thursday 19th September 4:30-6:30pm

  • Where: The Main Hall Seaforth Public School, 37 Kempbridge Avenue Seaforth

  • What: School aged students are invited to enter and present a STEM experiment they have completed (see Entry Guidelines for more details). At the event our young Scientists will be provided with a small desk to present their entry and attendees will be able to engage with our entrants and view their submissions (Ideas and Examples). At the closure of the event prizes will be awarded and all participants will be acknowledged for their submissions.

  • Who: Entries are open to Primary School aged students

  • Cost: FREE - Entry to attend and participation in the event is free. 

  • Prizes: There will be a number of prizes up for grabs at the event! Stay tuned for more information closer to the event!

Why:

  • It is estimated 65% of children entering primary school today will ultimately end up working in completely new job types that don’t even exist yet. It is expected that a significant proportion of these new job types will be in STEM-related fields. Unfortunately, Australian schools show a decline in the rates of participation in ‘science’ subjects to the lowest level in 20 years. This has significant consequences for the future workforce with 75% of the fastest growing occupations now requiring STEM skills. With an obvious gap between STEM participation rates and a future workforce dependent on STEM skills something needs to be done.

  • A local STEM competition will be a great way to get kids from across the Lower North Shore and Northern Beaches involved in and excited about STEM. It will also provide local schools an opportunity to showcase some of the exciting things they are doing in the STEM space.