On Tuesday March 18, 200 students from years 5 and 6 representing eight local primary schools took part in the Science and Engineering Discovery Day, with fun, hands-on activities introducing them to the principles of science, engineering and technology.
On Wednesday, 200 high school students took were set challenges including building a hover craft, a catapult and a bridge (which was also spectacularly destroyed at the end!).
The students also worked in teams to optimise electricity distribution, and designed and tested a vehicle to explore Mars.
The Highlands Science and Engineering Challenge is a University of Newcastle initiative which travels all around the state, bringing the wonders of science, technology and engineering to the next generation of experts in these fields.