On Tuesday the 1st of June, I had the amazing opportunity to participate in the QATSIF Rocket Science Day at Burpengary State Secondary College. The purpose of the workshop was to understand how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders were the first astronomers and to consider studying aerospace in the future.
Throughout the day I participated in many activities such as drone-flying, rocket making, and learning about incredible Indigenous engineers like Taylah Griffin and David Unaipon. From this experience, I learnt not only how rockets work and the engineering involved, but also about working in a group with students from all over the state.
At the end of the year, the first ever Australian-made rocket will be launched into space containing artworks from three Indigenous students, one of whom I was very lucky to meet at the workshop.
Trinity North - Year 9