Year 9 Knox team wins platinum in global Cyber Fair Competition


A Year 9 team of Knox students has achieved a Platinum award for the website it developed for the worldwide Cyber Fair Competition.

Ashley Kwok, Johnson Mann, Lachlan Mitchell and Giacomo Rotolo-Ross researched and created a comprehensive Flash-based website on the attractions of the city of Sydney for the competition.

“In total we did about 12,000 words of research,” said Giacomo. “There were some attractions that we’d heard of but many that we didn’t know about.”

“It was interesting to look at the attractions from a tourist perspective and learn more about Sydney,” said Johnson.

The Cyber Fair Competition encourages young people to become ambassadors for their own local communities by working collaboratively with community members and using technology tools to publish a website that displays what they have learned.

Now in its 17th year, the annual contest has involved more than 2.5 million students from 45,500 schools across 115 countries. It is considered the longest running international cyber event of its kind.

The Knox team plan to participate in next year’s competition.