Students from St Matthew's Catholic School, Jessica Nipperess and her brother Zach, were recently awarded second place in the Sleek Geeks Secondary Science Eureka Prize, for their incredible science communication video on water 'Rebellious Water'.
Sponsored by the University of Sydney, the Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize encourages students to communicate a scientific concept in a way that is accessible and entertaining to the public. It is intended to support budding young scientists across the nation, who will be Australia's future leaders in research, discovery and communication.
Year 9 student Jess and Zach from Year 6, took it upon themselves to enter the competition, creating an inventive and engaging short film that accurately communicated the scientific concept of water in just 90 seconds.
"We're really excited to have been awarded second prize in such a great competition. It was fun to create the clip and winning $1,000 for us and $1,000 for the school is just awesome," Jess said.
Principal Angela Myles added, "we're very proud of Jess and Zach for this fantastic achievement. Our science department at St Matthew's continues to deliver excellent results due to the fantastic teaching staff and some pretty amazing students".
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