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STEM talent wins national award

Churchlands is celebrating its third annual win of the Australia STEM Video Game Challenge! Congratulations to Isa Limpanyalers, Nandita Sharma and Reney Shah who won the national game developers competition. Isa won the Year 9-12 Open Category with her epic Scratch game titled Purify Down Under and Nandita and Reney won the Years 9-12 Game Maker category with their game, Shapes. 

The students won fantastic prizes and Isa was even able to visit the PAX Australia conference in Melbourne for the Awards Ceremony. The students’ games were on display in front of hundreds of thousands of PAX attendees and are now part of a Scienceworks Museum exhibit in Melbourne. “Video game design requires a complex set of STEM skills including coding mathematical models, designing engaging levels and producing captivating digital artwork.” said Dr Grant Pusey, STEM Coordinator at Churchlands SHS. “Our key to success appears to be providing a supportive environment for any motivated students to develop these diverse skills at their own pace” 

Students at Churchlands can tackle video game design and many other STEM challenges as part of the after school STEM Club as well as in the optional STEM Elective offered to students in Years 9 and 10. For more information about Video Game Design by STEM students, visit http://stem.puseyscience.com/v... 

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