Two Comet Bay College Nautilus Club students Lucas Franchi and Imogen Low have won an extraordinary prize of a flight to Antarctica next month. They are two of a team of six students from Secret Harbour Primary who competed in the national ‘Name our Icebreaker’ competition. The Minister for Environment and Energy, Josh Frydenberg, announced the winners of the competition in Hobart on Friday 29 September. The national naming competition attracted nearly 800 entries from primary and secondary students across every state and territory.
These young Year 5 students named the ship RSV Nuyina (noy-yee-nah), meaning ‘Southern Lights’ in palawa kani, the language of Tasmanian Aborigines. They are set to become the first children to fly to and set foot on Antarctica as part of the Australian Antarctic Program.
What an amazing and memorable opportunity for these students. Keep up the good work!