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High-achieving Indigenous students take on academic challenge

 
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Teams of high-performing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Years 7, 8 and 9 will participate in the ATSIAP State Final academic challenge this term.

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Aspirations Program (ATSIAP) Challenge develops students’ critical and creative thinking skills through designing solutions to real-life problems.

Students are tasked with planning, designing and building a model of a cultural centre that can be utilised in their community.

Throughout the 8-week challenge, the teams of students will participate in online Q&A sessions with Griffith University experts to inspire them to design solutions using technology and innovation.

The program actively encourages students to complete senior schooling, supports aspirations for tertiary education, builds team work and strengthens the link between school and university.

This program also gives students the opportunity to explore their own identities and that of their community.

This year’s challenge has been developed in collaboration with Griffith University.

For more information, contact solidpathways@qed.qld.gov.au or (07) 3513 5812.

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Last updated 12 October 2020