The Submariners Challenge 2022
The Challenge was conceived as a fun opportunity to encourage school students to explore further the world of the submariner displayed at the Holbrook Submarine Museum. It is hoped that this competition will stimulate discovery and learning about the undersea world, excitement about the many challenges that have been overcome in making submarines, and enthusiasm about how the experience of serving in ‘the Silent Service’ has shaped the lives of submariners.
This educational activity for school-aged students started its development in 2020 with advice from local educators but was affected by the Covid-19 outbreak. This year’s Submariners Challenge will be trialed in the Greater Hume Shire region and later expanded to nearby regions. Eligibility has been expanded to children and grandchildren of Australian submariners to encourage their participation. Bendigo Bank has provided generous support for the competition to provide cash prizes and other incentives for winning entrants and their schools. Entry is open to school-age students at any school in the Nominated Area and to the children and grandchildren of Australian submariners with parental or guardian’s permission and teacher’s agreement. Entrants can be an individual or a team of individuals from the school. Entrants from families of submariners must indicate the submarine on which their relative served and the years of service for verification purposes.