Year 9 and 10 students recently participated in the Duke of Edinburgh elective, and completed their adventurous journey by hiking 70km’s between Vaughan Springs and VCC along the Goldfields Track. Students spent nights camping in historic Chewton, on top of Mount Alexander and in the Box-Ironbark surrounds of South Mandurang. Overcast and wet conditions couldn’t dampen spirits, with students demonstrating positive attitudes and a collective determination to finish the hike. All that participated should be extremely proud of their efforts.
Victory had a sensational ‘Drones, Droids and Robots’ themed science week in August. There were a number of activities held throughout the week including workshops at LaTrobe university where the Year 11 Chemistry and Physics students learnt about the engineering behind building robots, the Year 11 Psychology students participated in a program that looked at the psychology of artificial intelligence and all of the Year 9 and 10 students developed gold nanoparticles in the chemistry laboratories at the university.