Achievements

  • Created July 25, 2016 at Sacred Heart College, Geelong (18 students, 4 staff)
  • As at March 2018, the club now has 77 students and 11 staff from 3 schools (Sacred Heart College, St. Joseph’s College, Northern Bay College), as well as numerous industry partners from: the Universities of Sydney, Melbourne and Deakin, the Garvan Institute, EnviroLab, Barry Plant Real Estate, The Good Guys Warehouse, Museums Victoria, Healthy Communities, the Victorian Transport Accident Commission and the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
  • The Bradbury Club is offered as an elective subject at Sacred Heart College (since July, 2017). May also become an elective subject at St. Joseph’s College (pending). Continues as a co-curricular club after school (Wednesday afternoons)
  •  The Bradbury Club has regular meetings at Deakin University’s spectacular CADET Engineering Building (Waurn Ponds, Geelong)
  • Guinness World Record for the World’s longest model of DNA (61.377m, beating the previous record by nearly 18m!) (Aug 16, 2017)
  • Presented results from our Pedestrian Safety Project to City of Greater Geelong Council (Sept 13, 2017). The Council is currently looking at new interventions that will improve pedestrian safety outside the school (pending)
  • Presented a workshop at the YES National STEM Education Conference in Melbourne (Nov. 24, 2017)
  • Achieved national and international press coverage on our project about ‘Property Prices are Lower on Streets with Silly Names’ (Nov-Dec, 2017), including the ABC, Triple J, Triple M, Herald-Sun, News.com, Geelong Advertiser, the Daily Mail (UK), New York Post (USA), NPR radio (USA), CBS (USA), Fly FM (Canada) and the Tribune News (Indonesia)
  • Awarded a Community Road Safety Grant from the Transport Accident Commission (Victoria): $23,552 (2017-18) (Pedestrian Safety Project)
  • Awarded a grant from the Catholic Education Office, Melbourne: $150,000 (2018-20) (Supports The Bradbury Club and disseminating projects to other schools)
  • Awarded an Australian Government Digital Literacy in Schools Grant: $50,000 (2018-19) (Wearable Technologies Project)