Tue, 24 Oct 2017 21:09:00 +1100
Congratulations to Sofia Ghidinelli-Matheson (7A) of receiving a "Certificate of Excellence" in the History Challenge 2017.
History Challenge Awards ceremony was held in Melbourne on 20th October. Mrs. Kara Taylor with Sofia (Photo on Left).
Sofia with Ann Guns from the History Teachers Association of Victoria who was also a presenter on the day.
Sofia and Ms McClure will be interviewed on ABC radio Tuesday morning 24th Oct at 9.10am about History Challenge at I.S.C
The National History Challenge is a research-based competition for students. It gives students a chance to be an historian, researching world history, examining Australia’s past, investigating their community or exploring their own roots. It emphasises and rewards quality research, the use of community resources and effective presentation.
The theme for 2017 was “Making a better world?”
Irymple Secondary College has a long history of students entering the competition with a number of former students getting through to the state and national finals over the last few years. This year ISC ran workshops for ISC students at lunchtimes and after school on Wednesday afternoon for local primary school students as part of our Grade 5 & 6 enrichment program. The workshops covered how to choose a topic, evaluating websites for information, presenting information, creating a bibliography as well as giving the students time to do their research and receive guidance and feedback as they worked on their entries. The program was run by ISC Humanities teachers Rebecca McClure and Kara Taylor.
The following students all made it through to the state finals (they participated via Skype) with Sofia’s entry making it all the way to the national finals in QLD, where it was awarded a Certificate of Excellence – only 31 of these were awarded nationally in addition to the state winners and runners up in various categories of the competition.
Sofia’s entry was about the work done by John Snow to show how cholera was transmitted which changed the way town planning and doctors responded to this public health threat in the 1850s. Her entry was presented using an app that creates a stop motion animation with voice over narration.
Sofia’s entry was judged highly and went on to the national level of judging in Qld where it was awarded a Certificate of Excellence. Only 31 certificates of excellence were awarded nationally from primary to Year 12. Sofia attended Victoria’s National History Challenge State Presentation Ceremony on Friday 20th October to receive this award. Other prizes awarded at this event included the state winners and runners up for the various categories.
Well done Sofia – a wonderful result for all your creative and diligent work!
To see Sofia’ winning entry go to: https://www.facebook.com/ABCMilduraSwanHill/videos/10160897037165206/
History Teacher: Ms Rebecca McClure