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The results are in for Soil Week Australia’s successful Healthy Soil Competition for  2023. The topic is “Wonderful Worms.”

The competition attracted over 180 entries from schools and students from diverse rural and urban areas from all States in Australia.  The entries showcased the creative talent of our students and teachers and it was a pleasure for the judges to view all the entries. Congratulations to everyone for the effort and enthusiasm.

Congratulations to all primary and secondary school entrants, and a special thank you to the wonderful teachers, who encourage their students to explore nature and their student’s creativity.

 Each winner in their category receives a $500 voucher

Primary School – Foundation to G2.  Riverside Primary School

Primary School- G3 toG6                      Citipoint Christian College

Secondary Student Yr 7 to 8                  Brooke McDougall, Homeschool

Secondary Student   Yr 9 to 10              Immi McKean, Kangaroo Island Community Educations

Wimmera District Category

Primary School                                          Wendouree Primary School

Secondary Student                                   Keeley McDermott. Horsham Secondary College.

Calvin Muller Prize                            Kintore Street School

Each winner in the following category receiving a $100 voucher

Homeschool student- Primary foundation to G2                 Emin Ishmail

Homeschool student- Primary G3 to G6                                Charlotte Collins

The following schools  and students entries received a special mention for their entries with $50, $100, or $200 vouchers

Primary

Apollo Bay College- Primary

Delacombe Primary School

Hailebury Pangea Online- Vihaan

Brighton Primary School

Concord School

Lota State Primary School

Bonbeach Primary School

MacFarlane Primary School

Bemboka Primary School

Black Rock Primary School

Woodend Primary School

Seaforth Primary School

Preston South Primary School

Homeschool- Roseabella

Silkstone Primary School

Pakenham Consolidate Primary School

Jarrahdale Primary School

Clarendon Vale Primary School

Laurimah Primary School

Sunshine Heights Primary School

West Launceston Primary School

St Angela of the Cross Primary School

Torbanleas Primary School

Wangaratta West Primary School

Pyalong Primary School

St Helens State School

Korumburra Primary School

Eltham East Primary School

Auburn East Primary School

Red Rock Christian College

Cobdogla Primary School

Kilmore Primary School

Kurrajong Primary School

Zuccoli Primary School

Baulkham Hills Primary School

Inglefarm Primary School

Homeschool- Zenith

 

Secondary

Glasshouse Christian College

St Mary’s School – WA

Beerwah State High School

Greater Shepparton Secondary College

Glenwood High School

East Hills Boys High School

Burnside State High School

Emmanuelle College

WA College of Agriculture- Harvey Campus

Sommerville House

Apollo Bay Secondary College

Kew High School

Cairns School of Distance Education- Tijhana

Parade College

Kintore Street School

Greenvale Secondary College

 

 

 

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Primary School students–  The topic is “Wonderful Worms” 

Entries can be in any digital format. This might mean producing a video, making a magazine, drawing a picture, recording a speech, writing a play, painting a mural, designing a video game, writing a book review, or painting a mural. You just need to be able to send it to us, (or a link to it) in an email.

Students and schools can submit an individual student entry, a group entry or a class entry.

Homeschool students are encouraged to submit entries

Prizes are

Individual or small group  Best entry – Prep to G2  $100 voucher

Individual or small group Best entry-  G3 to G6  $100 voucher

School group or class Best entry prep to G2 $500 voucher

School group or class Best entry  G3 to G6 $500 voucher

PLUS many vouchers for $100 and $50 for excellent and innovative entries.

There are over $9000 of prizes to be given out.

In 2022 Soil Week Australia gave out over $ 7000 in prizes to schools and students across Australia. (See below)

Register for the competition here

Once you have registered, please download a Competition Information Sheet for Primary students – below

Information Sheet for Primary School Competition

Secondary School students–  The topic is “Earthworms- What is the connection between worms, soil and climate”.

Entries can be in any digital format. This might mean producing a video, making a magazine, drawing a picture, recording a speech, writing a play, painting a mural, designing a video game, writing a book review, or painting a mural. You just need to be able to send it to us, (or a link to it) in an email.

Students and schools can submit an individual student entry, a group entry, or a class entry.

Homeschool students are encouraged to submit entries

Register for the competition here

Information Sheet for Secondary School Competition

Prizes are

Individual or small group  Best entry – Yr 7 to Yr 9   $500 voucher

Individual or small group Best entry-  Yr 9 to Yr 10 $500 voucher

PLUS many vouchers for $100 and $50 for excellent and innovative entries.

There are over $9000 of prizes to be given out.

You can contact us if you have any questions. Have fun discovering the fascinating world of our wonderful worms.

 

 

 

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2022 Competition Winners

Congratulations

The entries all told wonderful stories about the miracle of healthy soil. The judges found their task of selecting the winning entry very difficult.

Winner of the Primary School Category– Grovelands Primary School. Camillo WA

Runners Up

-Bees Creek Primary School. NT

-Ringarooma. Tasmania

-Coolbinia. WA

-Perth Montessori. WA

-Clyde Fenton Primary School. NT

-Jahara Walker. Wauchope Primary School.NSW

-Emily Mate and Charlotte Ruan. Vermont Primary School.Vic

Winners of the Secondary School Category- East Hills Boys High School. NSW

Runners Up

-David Lin &Aditya Purchit. Girraween Secondary college. NSW

-Imogen Bolton. Kangaroo Island Community Education. SA

-Kabir Qazizada. Glenwood High School. NSW

-Caleb McDonald. Bellarine Secondary College. VIC

-Beerwah School. QLD

Winners of the Wimmera region Victoria category

Winner of the Primary School Category –  Warracknabeal Primary School

Runner Up        – St Arnaud Primary School

Winner of the Secondary Schools category – Teagan Goss. Horsham Secondary College

Runner Up          –Keeley McDermott. Horsham Secondary College

Winners of the Calvin Muller Prize– Greater Shepparton Secondary College

Cody Fairless, Gabby Sinclair, Hajar Mehdi, Helen Nguyen, Sakhi and Jed Ferguson, Lief, and Sophia and Alicia.

Thank you again to the wonderful teachers who encouraged their students to enter and who so wonderfully supported their students.

 

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