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Lisarow Students Win International Competition

Thursday, 6 August 2015

A team of three students from Lisarow High School on the Central Coast of NSW have been announced as the winners of the prestigious International Statistical Literacy Project (ISLP) junior division.

The announcement was made at the International Statistical Institute's 60th World Statistics Congress in Brazil.

Students Tyler Hayter, Taylor Cheetham and Brooke Khoury beat out junior teams from more than 20 countries with their science- and statistical-based poster outlining the deterioration of teeth in liquids.

"To be recognised on the international stage is a phenomenal achievement. It's an outstanding result for Australia and the Central Coast," said Peter Howley, project founder and Chair of Statistics Education for the Statistical Society of Australia Inc (SSAI).

The group's poster won the national junior division title in the 2014 competition, and was subsequently entered internationally.

The ISLP Poster competition is an annual project-based learning activity which encourages teams of 2 to 3 secondary school students to develop, implement and creatively report upon an investigation on a topic of interest to them based on the collection and interpretation of data.

On top of the initial prizes for winning the national competition, the Lisarow High students will receive 450 Euros and a Certificate for the international win.

A ceremony will take place to celebrate on Friday 7th August at 10:30am at Lisarow High School.

A picture of the winning team and their poster can be found here.

  • Peter Howley
  • Phone: 02 4921 5518

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