High school escape room challenge returns

Escape room challenge

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Flinders NT Escape Room Challenge for High Schools following its success in 2018. The competition is limited to eight teams, with free entry, and is a fun way to learn about healthcare while gaining teamwork skills.

Teams consisting of up to six high school students from years 9 and 10 receive a basic starter kit in term 3 and are challenged to design a portable escape ‘room’ over several weeks. On competition day, eight teams will be given the opportunity to put judges through their escape rooms for the chance to share in up to $2000 worth of prizes.

While designing and building their ‘rooms’, students explore different healthcare professions and are challenged to think outside the box, stick to a minimal budget, work as a team, be innovative, plan and communicate effectively.

On competition day in September, they will able to utilise the University facilities in Darwin to showcase their rooms and during breaks, there will be networking and fun activities with staff, students currently studying a healthcare discipline and contestants from other high schools. Teams will also be invited to experience the escape rooms of other schools and pit their puzzle solving skills against each other.

To nominate a team or find out more, contact leigh.moore@flinders.edu.au or kellyanne.browne@flinders.edu.au

Escape room challenge
Darwin Middle School ‘Gnarly Marley’ team. Contestants in the 2018 Challenge.
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