Students in Year 7.1 (Gifted and Talented program) have had the opportunity to compete against students from around Australia and the world in the UNEP-DHI Eco Challenge Australia as organised by Kim Flintoff, Curtin University (in association UNEP-DHI Center for Water and Environment) and facilitated by CBC Humanities and Social Sciences teacher, Rebecca Odger.
Of the 270 teams across Australia, one of our year 7 teams gained an impressive 3rd place. Congratulations to both Antaliya Drakulic and Lara Reeves, they will receive their Prize money of $200 and certificates at the awards ceremony at the end of the year.
Water is essential for all life as we know it. UNEP-DHI Eco Challenge Australia has provided this year’s students with an exciting and authentic learning experience through their online strategic game “Aqua Republica”.
The Eco Challenge will be conducted again next year. It has national curriculum priority dimensions of Sustainability, Australia’s engagement with Asia and with many learning opportunities across Humanities, Geography, Science and more.