And the winner is… Australia!

The votes are in for the International Statistical Literacy Project, and our fledgling National Secondary Schools Poster Competition has produced a winner on the world stage in just its first year!

The Junior Division Winners from the 2014 Australian National Secondary Schools Poster Competition (Year 10 students from Lisarow High School, Central Coast, NSW) were announced at the International Statistical Institute’s 60th World Statistics Congress in Brazil as the Winners of the International Statistical Literacy Project – Junior Division.

The winners receive 450 Euros and a Certificate. There were more than 20 countries competing; see http://iase-web.org/islp/Poster_Competition_2014-2015.php?p=Prizewinners.

Peter attended a special assembly at the school on 7 August to award the students, with local media also attending.

To be recognised on the international stage is a phenomenal achievement. This is an outstanding result for Australia and the Central Coast! And in just our first year – the future looks bright! And moving in that direction, the national competition continues to grow: the pilot in the Hunter Region in 2014 saw 85 students engage in teams to complete 32 posters; this year there are over 350 students engaged in over 140 posters from schools across NSW, ACT, Victoria, WA and Tasmania.

If you would like to be involved please contact [email protected] or call 02 49215518.

Peter Howley and Michael Martin

Chairs of Statistics Education

 

 

Figure 1 - Sept 2015 Newsletter - ISLP Winners - Junior Division - Lisarow cheque and me

Post-assembly photo of the three winners with Peter Howley.

 

 

 

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