A three-day national finale event brought together 20 shortlisted primary school teams from across Malaysia to create eco structures with a green theme at the annual Paddle Pop Young Builders Award 2017.
The Paddle Pop Young Builders Award in collaboration with the Ministry of Education Malaysia, is an annual national award competition promoting environmental awareness as students design and build creative structures made from used and recyclable materials.
In conjunction with Malaysia’s 60 th National Day, students in teams of four incorporated local elements of Malaysia and of the participant’s respective states into the designs of their chosen structures.
Paddle Pop Young Builders Award 2017 saw SK Peramu Jaya from Pahang emerge victorious, while SK Bukit Rokan Utara (F) from Negeri Sembilan came in second place followed by SK Stella Maris (M) from Perlis.
This years’ competition drew 752 entries from a total of 195 schools.
Additionally, this year’s competition gave away three prizes for the following special categories, ‘Most Resourceful Team’, ‘Best Teamwork’ and ‘Most Creative’ won by SK Durian Mas 1 from Terengganu, SK Kepala Batas (2) from Kedah and SJK(C) Chung Hwa from Pahang respectively.
The main prize is RM6,000 cash to the winning school, 3 Day/2 Night LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort Family Vacation which includes a travel voucher worth RM500, combo admission tickets and hotel arrangement for each of the four participants in the team and a certificate of participation each.
The two consolation prizes include RM2,000 cash to the school, and LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort combo admission tickets for each team member.
Paddle Pop Young Builders Award 2017 which was opened to all primary school students in years 4, 5 and 6 sought to find the most creatively crafted life-size robot structure fully made from used and recyclable materials that also promotes the message that a greener future is vital.