A competition that gives Territory students a chance to win a trip to Antarctica has been extended until Friday 7 July.
The ‘Name our Icebreaker’ competition will see up to 12 students fly to Antarctica for a day and become the first children to set foot on the continent under the Australian Antarctic Division programme.
Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, said the competition deadline had been extended by four weeks to give more students the opportunity to enter.
“The Australian Antarctic Division decided to extend the competition to engage with as many school children from all around Australia as possible and give teachers the time to work through the curriculum-aligned modules about the icebreaker,” Senator Scullion said.
“I encourage all Northern Territory teachers to use this competition as an opportunity to educate students about Australia’s long involvement with Antarctica.”
The ‘Name our Icebreaker’ competition has two categories: primary (years 5 and 6) and secondary (years 7 and 8), with classes able to enter their suggested name in a written or video format.
Further information on the competition is available on the Australian Antarctic Division’s website.
Construction of Australia’s new icebreaker started last week with the first pieces of steel cut for the 160-metre vessel.