I’ve been thinking and talking about politics too much this week. Today’s a day to get a bit of perspective; one perspective is this view of Depot Beach on the South Coast!
On Tuesday I volunteered for the National Science Week‘s Griffith Science Trivia Challenge. It was a full day event with three student groups from years 6 to 12. The evening session, with the year 10/11/12 group, had 60 teams of 4 students plus about 15 teacher teams. I was in charge of tallying the scores and keeping the leaderboard up to date – a lot of Excel manipulation, but pretty straightforward.
Overall it was heaps of fun, with a good atmosphere, loads of prizes given away, some cool science show experiments and some outstanding displays of trivia knowledge. One student team had taken out the trophy for the past 2 years, as year 10s and then year 11s, and this year, the same school’s year 10 team beat the reigning year 12 team for the title! Very impressive stuff.
Head over to the Science Week website if you’re in Australia and see if there’s an event near you – there’s everything from kid’s stuff to adults only nights. I’m hoping to attend the science festival this weekend at Southport, partly to check it out but also to enjoy the perfect winter weather and take my mind off the election!