‘SHELTY’ a STEM project

On the 22nd of October, Emily, Alannah and Greta, from 8 Blue, will be representing the Academy of Mary Immaculate at the national finals of the Go IT Challenge, having been chosen as one of the most innovative projects submitted to the competition in 2019.

Their idea, “Shelty”, is about using technology to help people in our community, who find themselves homeless, connect with support services nearby (in the form of shelter, food, clothing or other services). The main idea is to harness public advertising spaces, billboards and online advertising to spread the word and raise awareness of our homelessness situation in Melbourne and how you can help, or be helped.

The girls were delighted to be accepted into the finals and met with former finalists and runners-up from 2018 Amy, Brielle and Lucy from Year 9 who were able to share their insights in what to do and expect over the next month or so.


GoIT 2019 girls, Emily, Alannah and Greta with teacher Ms Kate Jones and last years finalist, Amy, Brielle and Lucy.