NSW Young ICT Explorers 2013 winners named (+25 pictures)

Top schools in NSW are selected after competing at The University of New South Wales
The University of New South Wales hosted Young ICT Explorers 2013

The University of New South Wales hosted Young ICT Explorers 2013

Following the conclusion of the Queensland event, the winners of the NSW Young ICT Explorers competition have been announced

The winning teams on the day were from Abbotsleigh Junior School, Roseville College, Hunter Valley Grammar, Newington College and Parramatta Marist.

Other winners included Knox Grammar, Monte Sant’Angelo Mercy College, James Ruse Agricultrual High School, Chatswood High School and Oxford Falls Grammar School.

In total, 158 students in NSW from four age brackets across years 4 to 12 participated in the competition, which is designed to foster creativity and technology innovation among children.

The not-for-profit event is run by SAP Australia in partnership with The University of New South Wales (UNSW) to help overcome the ICT skills gap in Australia starting with school students.

SAP A/NZ COO, Greg Miller, said it is both important and necessary to encourage school students to participate in ICT.

“At a time when Australia is witnessing a decline in the growth of ICT enrolments, it becomes critical that we take action to address this at a grass-roots level to drive a turnaround for the future of our Industry and our country,” he said.

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