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Judging the Top Five

Voting for the Energising Young Minds competition has now closed.

We have had a simply amazing response to our School-gen Energising Young Minds Competition over the past month, and want to say a massive thank you to the schools, students, teachers, parents, friends and families who all got involved in voting.

Overall, we had 250,997 votes cast for a total of 685 schools. The votes are now all in and we’ve calculated who the top five schools are with the most normalised* votes. Check them out below.

Judging the Top Five

The Energising Young Minds competition is now in the judging phase where the top five schools with the most (normalised*) votes have been asked to submit information on the challenges they are facing teaching STEM at their school, their plans to overcome these and their thoughts on how the funding could support them in getting students engaged in STEM subjects.

The judges (check out who’s on our panel below) will review the material and the winners will be announced here on 30th April 2018.

Read our Energising Young Minds competition FAQ here
Read our Competition Terms and Conditions here

Top 5 Schools, Listed Alphabetically

Top 5 Schools

Aka Aka School

Linton Country School

Makara Model School

Tangimoana School

Waikino School

Our Judging Panel:

Marc England

Genesis Energy

Vanessa Sorenson

Enterprise Director
Microsoft New Zealand

James Muir

Business Innovation Advisor – Energy & Environment
Callaghan Innovation

Fee Webby

General Manager
The Mind Lab by Unitec

Kerry Topp

Associate Director
Transformation & Innovation Datacom

Michelle Leadsom

Executive General Manager – Student Journey
Manukau Institute of Technology

Lou Reddy

Marketing and Enterprise Manager
Te Whangai Trust (ex-Teacher)

Winners will be announced on 30th April 2018.
Stay tuned!