Five Mungere students put their science knowledge into practice at a recent inter-school competition.
The group of students were given saws, hammers, paperclips, rubber bands, and straws and told to create a firing device. Anna, Happyness, Barakaeli, Yohana, and Praygod came up with a catapult and set about firing ping pong balls into buckets.
Competing against seven other teams at the Dageno Girls Center, a fellow school in the neighboring town of Karatu, the team proved very good at firing long distances and were ranked third overall in the STEM challenge—an event combining science, technology, engineering, and math.
The competition marked the official opening of the new Dageno campus and was a great opportunity for Mungere students to meet their peers from different academies.
As well as participating in the challenge, they witnessed a working 3D printer, how to recycle paper, and watched a state-of-the art water filtration system in practice.