Pupils worked their way around highly complex brain teasers, mathematical challenges and science problems, as well as a maze of Cape Town heritage sites, as they competed in the fast-and-furious Mark Shuttleworth HIP2B2 iThink Challenge at the weekend.
Minister of Science and Technology Naledi Pandor said that the HIP2B2
iTHINK Challenge was a great initiative. "Our future innovators need to be open to new ideas, ready to think fast and able to draw together a range of information to derive solutions to problems."
The 10000 pupils who took part in the event had to show their math, science and technology skills in order to successfully make their way through a myriad of complex questions and demanding tasks. Armed with iPad-2s, they used Cape Town's famous Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing bus to crisscross the city in their quest for the coveted winning title. The winners were Waterkloof and Helpmekaar high schools in Gauteng.
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