Rotary District 9705 Assistant Governor, Doug Kinlyside worked tirelessly with SEC Team Leader Chris Hendry, to ensure the students’ 2022 Science and Engineering challenge went ahead as scheduled.
Funding was jointly provided by Award-winning Construction Company, Lipman P/L (https://lipman.com.au) and Rotary Club of Bathurst Daybreak, while St Stanislaus generously provided the venue.
Volunteers from Charles Sturt University, Rotary Clubs of Oberon, Blayney, Cowra and both Rotary Clubs of Bathurst became Activity Personnel, as students from Oberon, Blayney High Schools, St Stanislaus, Denison and McKillop Colleges, encouraged by their dedicated teachers, participated in the day-long competition. Presented by the University of Newcastle in partnership with the NSW Office of the Chief Scientist and Engineer, SEC is designed to provide a positive experience of Science & Engineering for year 9 and 10 students.
After completing some great scientific and engineering feats with a lot of fun along the way, Blayney High School produced the winning effort and may go on to compete in the State challenge later this year.
Rotary Club of Bathurst Daybreak extends their gratitude to the teachers, students, volunteers, everyone associated with SEC and especially Lipman P/L and St Stanislaus for their generous support of this event and look forward to assisting in 2023.
In other news – Rotary Club of Bathurst are currently preparing for the annual Rotary Youth Driver Awareness Programme (RYDA) scheduled to take place at Mt Panorama on 30th-31st May and 2nd June 2022 and offered to high school students across the area.
The RYDA Programme (or Road Safety Education – RSE) is a Rotary initiative that aims to deliver coordinated, updated and practical road safety information to school students who have recently or are in the process of obtaining their driving license.
More than just a programme, RYDA provides insight into the behaviour that creates safe, active, responsible road behaviour for life.
Once again, Rotary Clubs of the associated school areas will be actively lending their support to Ian McKean the main organiser from Rotary Club of Bathurst. For further information on Bathurst area’s event