The EPro8 Challenge is an engineering and problem solving competition. Every year over 10,000 students from 800 schools from throughout New Zealand take part.
In Term 3 we put together 3 Epro8 teams:
Rooms 15/16 The St Albans GONKS: Gus, Harry, Neave and Henry
Rooms 17/18 The Big Brain Bunch: Dylan, Ben, Zeke and Jamie
Rooms 20/21 The Nickin McChuggets Sarah, Ruben, Harry and Leo
Preparation: During term 2 the teams came together to practice developing their STEM skills with our newly purchased STEM kits. During this time the teams were also developing their ability to work well as a team in preparation for the Term 3 Regional Challenge.
Challenge: Due to Covid 19 this year the competition was held at school and entries were videoed and sent in for judging along with a 1 page report. Each team was challenged to create a robotic creature for the ‘Mayors new zoo’ all the while ensuring they met the challenge guidelines and rules!
Congratulations to all 3 teams who created 3 amazing creatures:
Jamal the Owl, Flumo the Octopus and Crocomotor the Crocodile.
A BIG Congratulations to all our teams for their wonderful creations. An extra congratulations to the two St Albans teams who have qualified for the Canterbury semi- finals: The St Albans Gonks who created Flumo the Octopus and The Big Brain Brunch who created Jamal the Owl. The semi finals will be held at Kaiapoi North School on Tuesday 1st September: 9.30-12.30pm. Good luck to both our teams.