In Term 2 and 3, our Year 8 Science/Maths students competed in teams to design a new innovation for pedestrian level crossings using science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) principles. The competition, involving students from across Australia, asked students to create a design to reduce the chances of injuries or fatalities occurring at pedestrian level crossings and make young people’s crossing experiences safer. They had to use design thinking to create an original device, then create a video pitch about their design. The stakes were high: huge prizes were on offer for the winning team, teacher and school. One group- Abbey, Amy, Shakira and Poppi had their video selected as the top 5 finalists!
To celebrate Rail Safety Week 2017, TrackSAFE asked the public to vote for their favourite design from the top 5 videos as the People’s Choice Award. The winning team was the video with the most ‘likes’.
Congratulations to Abbey, Amy, Shakira and Poppi from Year 8 winners of the People’s Choice Award!!