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RUBE GOLDBERG Global Challenge

17 February 2016

The gauntlet has been thrown, and we intend to rise to the RUBE GOLDBERG global challenge.


As a Nord Anglia School we are part of a family of 42 schools across 15 countries, meaning that when we are set a global challenge, the family gets competitive!



The 2016 Nord Anglia Education Global Challenge focuses on STEAM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths. It involves students from across our whole school collaborating and working together to build the biggest, most exciting and innovative RUBE GOLDBERG MACHINE.



A Rube Goldberg machine is a complicated invention that is created to perform a simple operation, or everyday task.



For example:





Competition is fierce as we will be competing against other Nord Anglia schools from across the world and we will be judged by design experts, who will rate our efforts on a variety of factors, including how technical, how environmentally friendly, and how ambitious we are.



At BIS HCMC, we don’t like to do things by halves, so we will be involving all three campuses in this challenge. We intend to find a creative way to include both of our An Phu campuses and our City Centre campus, Tu Xuong. Meaning that our Rube Goldberg machine will have to traverse at least two Districts in Saigon in less than ninety seconds!



Being involved in this challenge will give our students the opportunity to collaborate with students of all ages, and from all around the world through our Global Campus*. The challenge will encourage creativity, collaboration, perseverance and resilience, especially if it doesn’t work the first time!



We are very excited about the potential of this project, but we need your support to maximise our success. More specifically, we need as many junk objects as you can spare to help us to build our machine.



If you have any old household appliances, bikes, toys or any random item that our students could use to build their machine we would love to take them off your hands. You can leave any objects wiith the guards at at the AP2 entrance.



Our entry to the competition must be submitted by 11th April 2016 so we don’t have much time!



Thank you for your support, we look forward to updating you on our progress on the HUB and our Facebook and Twitter accounts.



Sean O’Neill / Assistant Headteacher





*Global Campus connects 32,000 Nord Anglia students from around the world, so that they can collaborate, discuss and learn together every day. The website is constantly being updated with exciting new content, including lots more information about the global challenge, so have a look around and encourage your son or daughter to get involved.