On the 27th of November, selected students from the Year 10 Science Extension classes participated in the Student Expo Day that was organised by the Petroleum Club of WA.

Our students spent the day at Edith Cowan University to learn about the different jobs and activities within the oil and gas industry and also engaged with industry professionals. Students engaged in hands-on activities and operated robots commonly used in the field such as drones and virtual reality system trackers.

The highlight of the day was the competition component of the Student Expo. Participating schools must form teams that consisted of 4 to 6 students, race to different expo stations, answer science-related quizzes and solve oil and gas simulated challenges. The team with the most number of points takes out the major program prizes.

There were 10 participating schools with more than 55 teams and our Morleyan team did our school proud by winning the first prize.

The overall team rankings are as follows:

1st Place: Morley Senior High School (winning team: “Cell Membrain”)

2nd Place: Willetton Senior High School

3rd Place: Duncraig Senior High School

4th Place: Perth Modern School

It was indeed an outstanding achievement by our Morleyans which was attained by collaboration, grit and a drive to win against all odds.

Team “Cell Membrain” consisted of Ariana Stamelos, Ethan Gopaul, Angad Ghatode and Chloe Li. They are the lucky winners of a “Helicopter Underwater Escape Training and Subsea Survival Experience”. This is an opportunity of a life-time to develop hands-on experience training in submerged helicopter simulators and sea survival techniques that is valued at more than AUD3000.

Congratulations and well done!