KAHAROA SCHOOL NEWS

EPRO8 Challenge 2018

posted: Thu, May 17, 2018

This week Kaharoa School had two teams compete in the EPRO8 Challenge. The EPro8 Challenge is a competition, an engineering and problem-solving race. In 2017 over 7000 students from 700 schools from throughout New Zealand taking part and this has grown to even more this year.

The Teams compete to:

  • build large sized structures
  • solve practical problems
  • engineer using pulleys, motors, gears, wheels and axles
  • invent machines that can complete simple tasks
  • undertake unusual and fun experiments.
  • construct basic electronic circuits.
  • solve interesting problems using practical maths

Our Year 7 team - Lucy Jones, Jozef Mazur, Amber Keown and Katrina Walshe attended the Year 7 round last night. This team worked well together as a team working through challenges to earn points and placed 6th.

Our Year 6 team - Ty Jackson, Jessica Day, Finley English, Riley Kusabs attended today. They were competitive with the other team showing great teamwork and can do attitudes. They placed 3rd equal but just missed out on going through to the 2nd round.

Thanks to Jacqui English and Catherine Walshe for transporting the children and supporting them at the event.


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