A team of 32 Year 10 students from The Cathedral School will travel to Brisbane this Sunday to compete in the Queensland Science and Engineering Super Challenge against seven other schools from around the state.
The team will be the only school from Townsville to compete in the state final and was awarded their spot after being crowned North Queensland Champions at the North Queensland Science and Engineering challenge held at James Cook University earlier this year.
Students at The Cathedral School will spend this week celebrating Literature Week with a series of interactive workshops with well-known Australian author Melaina Faranda.
The workshops held by Melaina will look at various aspects of the creative writing process - how to hook the audience from the beginning, how to develop character and the narrative structure.
After celebrating the National Day of Action Against Bullying earlier this year, one Cathedral student, Alex Woods, was inspired by the school’s involvement in the event and has gone the extra mile to contribute by writing a song about her experiences with bullying at a previous school. The song titled Don’t Give Up was written by the Year 8 student including all the lyrics and music and it was then recorded at a local Townsville recording studio, The Rec Room.
The song is available for viewing on The Cathedral School’s YouTube channel and has received almost 900 views since being published last month. Here is link to view the video http://youtu.be/c_MhkuaoqQg.