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Female students take part in Foodbytes Challenge

Gippsland Tech School is hosting an exciting three-day health-related ‘Design Challenge’ event for female students across Gippsland.

The Women in STEM Foodbytes Challenge commenced yesterday, focusing on promoting healthy eating and wellbeing, with 52 female students and 10 teachers representing 14 High Schools from across our Gippsland community.

Students are working together to develop a project and a communication piece to raise awareness around health, nutrition and wellbeing for young people in the Latrobe Valley.

GTS Director, Paul Boys, said the challenge is “the first event of its kind across Gippsland”.

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“The Women in STEM Foodbytes Challenge showcases GTS, TAFE Gippsland, Latrobe Health Assembly, our supporting partners and the talented young women from the wider Gippsland Schools network who are interested in careers in the science and technology space,” Paul said.

“Our students will continue to work on their challenge projects today, before presenting them to judges tomorrow."

The three-day event has been designed in collaboration with the Baw Baw Latrobe LLEN, South Gippsland and Bass Coast LLEN, East Gippsland LLEN, Latrobe Health Assembly and ‘We Are Latrobe’.

Representatives from the collaborating organisations in attendance during the event, and judging will take place on Thursday at 1.00pm, with local MLCs Harriet Shing and Melina Bath along with guest judges from across Gippsland taking part.

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