the next generation of inventors 

Seven students from Geelong’s Christ the King Primary are making waves overseas with their award-winning engineering ideas. The next generation of creators headed off to Hungary in May to compete in the First Lego League Open Invitational Central Europe Competition. The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) project saw students from 40 different countries present their ideas on technology and science to a panel of judges. The aim of the competition is to inspire young people early for science and technology and take away their fear of contact with complex technology. Out of 67 teams, these outstanding students from Geelong managed to take home first place in the Core Values Teamwork Category!

Their concept focused on the redevelopment of the Point Henry area with a series of vertical gardens used as both a sustainable irrigation system and tourist attraction.

Check out their presentation that saw them take out first place in the Core Values Teamwork Category.

The inspiration for their amazing idea was inspired by the Gardens by the Bay in Singapore. The even consulted Ford and Barwon Water engineers on their idea!

A massive congratulation to the students of Christ the King Primary for their initiative, forward thinking and creativeness in representing their school and Australia on the world Stage.


Let’s not forget their coach Aisha Kristiansen who took out the Adult Coach Mentor Award! 


Ardoch are proud to have supported Christ the King Primary in their STEM projects as part of our LEGO Robotics program. Ardoch provides opportunities for students from our partner schools to engage with learning through LEGO Robotics. This helps students to learn about engineering, robotics and programming using LEGO Robotics kits, engage in teamwork and collaboration and prepares them to enter school robotics competitions.