Future BNE Challenge - World Science Festival Brisbane

Congratulations to all teams who participated in the Green Heart Schools Future BNE Challenge on Friday 23 March 2018 as part of World Science Festival Brisbane. Held at the South Bank Piazza, Future BNE engaged close to 400 year 7 students in an immersive, interactive and future-thinking learning challenge linked to the Australian Curriculum and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education.

Future BNE asked students to think critically, design and innovative unique solutions to ensure water security in the year 2100. In school teams, students evaluated local and global water use to understand the importance of sustainably managing water resources. Each team used recycled materials to build a 3D water security model and recorded a video pitch to present and explain their solution.

Activity partners provided pre-challenge activities, engaging students to understand how they can be a part of making Brisbane clean, green and sustainable. 

The Future BNE Challenge was streamed live into schools across South East Queensland. 

Deliver the classroom challenge

An easy to deliver classroom version of the event is available to teachers on request. It can be paired with the live-streaming video recording that is available on Council’s YouTube Channel.

2018 category award winners

Student teams from schools inside Brisbane City Council boundaries were eligible to win one of six award categories:

Winner Category Description Prize

Mount Alvernia College (Morning team)



 

Innovation

Awarded to the school whose team demonstrates the most innovative solution.

Winners will receive a tour of the Queensland Urban Utilities’ Innovation Centre at Luggage Point for their class.

 

Brisbane Girls Grammar School

Commitment

Awarded to the school whose team demonstrates the most enthusiasm, dedication and commitment to the development of their solution and involvement in activities during the Future BNE Challenge

Winners will receive entry to the OzWater Conference attendance in Brisbane OR a tour of North Pine dam/facility for their class by provided by event sponsor, Seqwater.
 

Aspley State High School

Environmental awareness

Awarded to the school whose team demonstrates the most environmentally sustainable solution. 

Winners will receive an Environmental Learning Program lesson for their class provided by Council's Environment Centres.

Clairvaux MacKillop College

Creativity

Awarded to the school whose team demonstrates the most creative and unique solution.

Winners will receive a waste awareness presentation for their class provided by Council's Waste and Resource Recovery Services team (WaRRS)
 

Ferny Grove State High School

Practicality and social awareness

Awarded to the school whose team demonstrates the most practical and socially aware solution. 

Winners will receive a Lessons in the Gardens school learning package provided by Council's Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha team.

All Hallows' School

Communication

Awarded to the school whose team best communicates their solution within the end of Challenge video. 

Winners will receive an environmental book pack for the classroom provided by Council's Environment Centres.

Terms and Conditions.

Video

Watch a snapshot of this year's Future BNE Challenge below.

You can also watch this video and other related videos on Council's YouTube channel.

Photo gallery 

View photos from the Green Heart Schools Future BNE Challenge 2018 in the slideshow below. Alternatively, view the slideshow in Council's Flickr account.

Green Heart Schools Future BNE Challenge 2018 - World Science Festival

You can also view photos from the Green Heart Schools Future BNE Challenge in 2017 in Council's Flickr account.

More information

If you would like more information about the Green Heart Schools Future BNE Challenge or World Science Festival Brisbane, you can:

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