Over the weekend of September 21-22nd, the Canterbury Westland Science Fair was held at University of Canterbury. Congratulations to our prize winners listed.

 Once again our Cobham students have met with excellent results, receiving prizes in a range of categories. We had 23 exhibits entered and in total there were 200 exhibits from Year 7- Year 13. Thank you to all the families who supported the students to reach this level. My thanks also to Ms Burton

( Lab Science teacher ), Mr Tony Lane ( Digital Technologies )and class teachers for assisting and encouraging our Cobham students with their science and technology interests. In many of the categories students at year 7- 8 are competing against senior high school students. This further endorses the Cobham student achievements at this competition. As a member of the judging panel, it is always encouraging to know that out there we have future scientists seeking to research, investigate and communicate their findings with a view to finding solutions to problems and issues facing society and our planet.

Congratulations to the prize winners listed below:

Max Barclay -Year 7

Eco Win For Your Grin

Year 7 Technology – First prize sponsored by Canterbury Science Teachers Association $150

Callaghan Innovation: Most innovative exhibits showing commercial potential – $250

Environment Canterbury -Resource Management Award year 7-8 Highly Commended

Rory Forsythe- Year 7

Milk Makes Me Sick

Year 7 Science – First prize sponsored by Science Award Trust $150

Elisabeth Cox- Year 7


Year 7 Science – Third prize sponsored by Science Award Trust $50

Mya Rodnyanskiy- Year 8

Eco Shell

Year 8 Technology -Second prize sponsored by Kiwanis $100

Hannah Wood- Year 8

Curiosity of the Kea

Year 8 Technology – Third prize sponsored by Kiwanis $50

Sam Boswell-Year 8

What Gives The Best Energy Levels

University of Canterbury School of Biological Science award for Research or Innovation Excellence $100

By Annie Bowker

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