NSW All Schools Paper Plane Challenge 2016

NSW All Schools Paper Plane Challenge 2016

Due to the popularity of the inaugural Paper Plane Challenge, it will definitely be repeated in 2016. We are yet to finalise the venue and the date for the 2016 NSW All Schools Paper Plane Challenge. The final will be held in September.

We are currently looking for an indoor venue so that we can establish and set new age-based Australian records for paper plane throwing. If you know of an indoor venue that is more than 45m in length, has a high roof and can cater for an audience of a few hundred spectators then send us your suggestion to youngscientist@stansw.asn.au. You might have a school hall or sports hall that is suitable.  For 2016, we will be structuring the Longest Airtime and Greatest Distance events into different age levels and these will be scheduled at different times to prevent 800 finalists converging on the registration tables at the same time.

The Regional High Flyers competition will run once again for students unable to attend the Sydney-based final. In 2015, we even had students from the Australian International School in Malaysia, who took part by sending video footage of their throws. In 2016, we are considering running 2 separate competitions for: (i) NSW Regional Students and other Australian States and Territories and (ii) International Students.

NSW Regional Winners and their schools will once again win educational equipment from Crayons, like this package that was sent to the Primary Greatest Distance winner.

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Great news for 2016, is that the Paper Pilots who wowed the crowds with their skill and passion at our 2015 Sydney University event, have agreed to head up the organising committee for the 2016 event. They will be partnered by the Science Teachers’ Association of New South Wales and the Australian Museum.

So stay tuned for more updates and teachers include paper plane designing in your curriculum this year. Those schools who included a unit on paper planes designing, were just thrilled with the outcome.