St Stanislaus' College students have embraced the spirit of National Science Week through a series of projects investigating human space exploration.
The theme for this year's National Science Week is Destination Moon, and students from Years 7 to 10 have taken on projects looking at rocket design, how zero gravity affects the human body and sustainable life on Mars.
Year 10 students were tasked with designing a solution for the disposal of space debris and in response, created a machine to collect junk and return it to Earth.
"To aid the design process, we had to research the amount of space junk around the Earth and investigate why previous solutions have been too difficult to implement," Year 10 student Peter Woodhead said.
"It's been enjoyable working as a team to examine the possibilities of science."
Stannies director of quality teaching and learning Melissa Lang said students were selected for the projects through the school's Unleashing Brilliance initiative.
"The initiative identifies students who desire a challenge beyond the core curriculum," Ms Lang said.
"These projects allow students to apply their scientific understanding to real world applications."
Stannies is set to host a celebratory event for National Science Week tomorrow night from 6pm.