• Media release
  • 5 Apr 2018
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Energising young minds competition top five schools announced

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School-gen has today announced the top five schools in its ‘Energising Young Minds’ competition.

685 schools entered the competition and after nearly two months of collecting votes and support from their local communities, the top five finalists (based on normalised voting – votes divided by the school role) are:  

  • Aka Aka School
  • Linton Country School
  • Makara Model School
  • Tangimoana School
  • Waikino School

"It was a real pleasure to be the bearer of good news today! All the schools were incredibly stoked to be in the final five, and are so grateful to their local communities for getting in behind them," Jessica Rodger, School-gen and Sustainability Manager, Genesis

The top five schools now have some extra work to do and a few weeks to wait until the winners of the $25K, $15K and $10K prizes are announced on 30 April. "From here, we’ve asked the schools to give us some information about their need, passion and potential for teaching science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), and our panel of judges will choose the winners based on the information provided.We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who got involved. From those who nominated, to those who voted, to the schools who participated and all the students, teachers, friends and families who got behind their local schools – you guys are awesome and we hope you keep engaging with School-gen," said Rodger. 

The School-gen team are already planning their next competition, so watch this space.

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