Make your teacher shark bait
By JULIA ILES
THROW your teachers to the sharks,that's what the winning school will be able to do as part of a quirky event for National Science Week.
APN Newspapers are organising the competition which will take place in the safe waters of Seaworld's Shark Bay. The victorious school will get 30 child and three adult passes with a voucher for a supervised shark swim.
According to Newspapers in Education coordinator Karen Hinrichsen, it's part of an initiative to make Science Week more exciting to students and to bring awareness to this year's topic of energy and future change.
Students of participating schools must collect ten coupons found on various pages in The Daily Examiner and send them in by September 14.
Local schools are eligible through their involvement in Newspapers in Education, developed for teachers through APN.
The NIE program aims to encourage school students to get involved in reading and understanding newspapers.
One participating school, St Joseph's, South Grafton, is excited
About being a part of the nationally recognised Science Week and has made a motorised car.
Science Week is from August 13-21 and features inventors, innovations and studies into how technology has advanced everyday living.
It's organised through the Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA) with assistance from the Federal Government.