Combination teams brought about great success in this year’s Mid Coast Science and Engineering Challenge.
Across the five ‘discovery days’, three winners were made up of multiple schools.
On the second day, Bulahdelah Central School combined with Elands Public School to amass 1099.83 points.
Chatham Public School and Tinonee Public School backed it up on the fourth day with a runaway total of 1016.61.
This was almost 130 points ahead of second placed Tinonee Public School (sole entry).
On the last day of the challenge, Manning Valley Anglican College and Upper Lansdowne finished on top with 1072.90 points.
Hallidays Point Public School posted the highest total across the five days, finishing on 1100.56 points.
Old Bar Public School (team two) was the other winner on 1029.5 points.
The challenge was funded by the University of Newcastle in 2000 and aims to address the skill shortage in science and engineering by inspiring students to study mathematics, physics and chemistry at high school.