Budding young inventors have chance for trip of a lifetime

BUDDING young inventors on the North Coast have a chance to enter a competition run by Origin Energy.

Students in grades three to eight can take part in this year's littleBIGidea competition for a chance to win a trip to NASA's Cape Kennedy Space Centre, Epcot Theme Park - Walt Disney World in Florida, USA.

Now in its second year, Origin's littleBIGidea competition provides a platform for kids to continue Australia's rich tradition of innovation, which has seen the black box flight recorder, the bionic ear, Wi-Fi hotspots and the humble notepad, amongst others, invented and developed on these shores.

Origin executive general manager, Phil Craig, said the littleBIGidea competition was the perfect platform to showcase children's ideas.

littleBIGidea is part of Origin's Energy For Schools program - a free, online energy education resource for teachers and students from grades three to eight. This year marks the program's 12th anniversary.

Go to http://www.originenergy.com.au/energyforschools for details or to enter.



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