On 26th August 2011, SST participated in the Singapore Amazing Machine Competition (SAMC) and clinched the Overall Top School Award. The SAMC a biannual event that is jointly organized by DSO National Laboratories, NUS High School, Science Centre and School of Science and Technology, Singapore. There were a total of 111 teams that registered for the competition and 60 teams made it to the finals.
SST sent five teams for this competition, of which two made it to the finals. S101 won the Championship for Category B (Secondary 1-3) and S108 came in fourth. Both their achievements contributed to the Overall Top School Award.
- Lee Qian Hui
- Sandy Khoo Ping Ping
- Lovy Lim
- Foo Kai Qi, Gladys
- Lim Hao En Toby Gail
- Kuu Wei Xiang Nicholas
- Dominic Wong De Ming
- Yeo Chong Ho Nathaniel
- Chin Ze Xi Sean
- Princeton Poh Jin Heng
The SAMC is a Science Competition that aims to exercise the students’ creativity and imagination. This year, the participants had to design and build a machine that would require many steps to perform a seemingly simple task. Their models were constructed using recycled materials and consisted of more than 30 steps to sharpen a pencil.
S101 chose the theme ‘Childhood Team Park’ while S108 chose ‘Cheese’. Both teams came up with innovative and creative products; coupled with outstanding imagination and inventive skills.The incorporation of scientific concepts and environmental friendliness into their models also proved their remarkable abilities in being able to apply what they have learnt (in school) into their final products.
The students’ achievements at the SAMC this year is indeed a testimony of how effective our Applied Learning Approach has been since we first implemented it. May our students continue to flourish and be role models for future and prospective students of SST.
A big thank you to the teachers who were involved in this competition: Ms Audrey Tan, Ms Loh Kwai Yin, Ms Doreen Tan, Ms Seah Yen Sin and Mrs Lim-Leong Woon Foong, We would also like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the Media Club students (Gavin Lim and Lee Yu Chong) for helping out with the video montage, as well as the student ushers for representing SST.
We are certainly looking forward to your novel and impressive creations in 2012! Congratulations to all!