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Entries are now open for the NSW All Schools Paper Plane Challenge. The 2016 event is open to all students and now features four Stage groups in the distance category: Years K-2, 3-4, 5-6 and 7-12.
Schools are encouraged to hold their own Paper Plane Challenge and the top three in each grade are welcome to compete in the state finals at the University of Sydney on Saturday 27 August. Some schools ask for a gold coin donation and use their Paper Plane Challenge as a fund-raising activity and many schools hold their event during National Science Week, 13-21 August.
Students unable attend the finals at Sydney University can still enter by uploading a video of their throw to the Regional High Flyers competition.
Winners in each distance event and the K-12 Time Aloft category will receive prizes and will set a new Australian Record, as these are being initiated this year. For more details and to enter visit www.paperplanes.youngscientist.com.au or contact Stuart Garth, STANSW Young Scientist Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event is hosted by the Paper Pilots and the Science Teachers’ Association of New South Wales’ Young Scientist Committee.
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