Cudgegong Valley Public School win Game Changer Challenge primary division

Adam Travis, William Buckley, Tara Wilson, Estelle Purkiss, Ben Jeeves, Tahlia Cooke, with teachers Michael West and Bronwyn da Roza.
Adam Travis, William Buckley, Tara Wilson, Estelle Purkiss, Ben Jeeves, Tahlia Cooke, with teachers Michael West and Bronwyn da Roza.

Cudgegong Valley Public School was crowned winner of the primary school division of the Game Changer Challenge at the Department of Education headquarters in Parramatta.

The Cudgee Crew’s plans for a sustainable school for drought-affected NSW was the winning vision at the inaugural event held as part of Education Week.

Almost 100 students from 16 public schools – eight primary and eight secondary - were challenged to answer the question, ‘how can tomorrow’s school help create the future?’

The CVPS team focused on sustainability and technology with the impact of the drought being the core focus of their ideas for a sustainable school environment.

William Buckley, Ben Jeeves and Adam Travis with teacher Bronwyn da Roza and an industry expert from Modern Teaching Aids.

William Buckley, Ben Jeeves and Adam Travis with teacher Bronwyn da Roza and an industry expert from Modern Teaching Aids.

The team of Tahlia Cooke, Tara Wilson, Estelle Purkiss, Adam Travis, Ben Jeeves and William Buckley will be flew back to Mudgee on Thursday afternoon ahead of showcasing their idea at a whole school assembly on Friday.

Across the three-days students heard from industry experts and tapped into their knowledge and expertise to help develop their solutions. 

Bronwyn da Roza, assistant principal at Cudgegong Valley Public School, said the challenge gave the students and staff a good insight into the design process and strong engagement with industry leaders.

“The experts really enabled the student’s ideas to come to fruition,” she said.