A team made up of four Year 10 students from MET campuses in Albury and Wagga Wagga has won the team prize in the New South Wales state finals of the Australian Brain Bee Challenge (ABBC).
The competition is designed to focus students’ attention on the brain and its functions, as well as learn about neuroscientists and the work they do in neuroscience research. It also helps dispel misconceptions about neurological and mental illnesses.
More than 3000 students entered the individual competition with 120 making the finals that were held at the University of Western Sydney, Campbelltown. Seven students from MET made the finals, which is a massive achievement.
In the 2016 team event four MET students – Sadie Hewines, Courtney Suggate, Martin Earl (Albury) and Laura Doven (Wagga Wagga) – finished first. MET teams have made the Top 5 in the team event in the past four years, including a second placing in 2015.
They faced stiff competition from many quarters, especially the metropolitan selective schools that included James Ruse Agricultural High School, the highest ranking school in New South Wales.
The students worked extremely hard and should be so proud of their achievements. In previous years we have made the individual finals, last year coming second.
Well done MET!