National History Challenge

Written by SMC Administrator. Posted in News, Newsletter, Timeline

Five St Mary’s College students have been recognised among the state’s best young historians in the National History Challenge.

We are very proud to announce that Emily Walter was named the winner of the Tasmanian Year 10 category for her project, which examined the Student Resource Centre’s collection of Captain Cook stories for the Junior School.

Fellow students Sarah Thomas (Year 6), Clare Wanandy (Year 6) and Caitlin Marr (Year 10) were selected as Tasmanian finalists for their respective year levels, with Amber Walter (Year 7) chosen as a finalist for the Australian Wartime Experiences special category. 

This year’s theme was ‘Contestability’ and all students worked hard to plan, research and create their own interpretations of their topic.

It’s a huge amount of work in a normal year and even more impressive that many of the students worked on this during online learning.

Sarah and Clare were supported by Junior School Extension Teacher, Jenny Noble. They are very lucky to have her as a mentor and to inspire in them a passion and love of history.

Emily’s video, which assesses the Student Resource Centre’s collection of Captain Cook stories for the Junior School, was recognised with her being selected as the Tasmanian winner for Year 10.

All finalists were presented with their awards at a special ceremony hosted by Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein. Congratulations on your success, girls!

Gillian Goldsworthy
HASS Learning Area Coordinator

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