Science Badge Success!

Published on Friday, 8 November 2019, 12:32 p.m. Print Article

Molly is a proud Sheppardonian who set out at the beginning of 2018 with an ambitious goal: to complete every single one of the 29 Science Badges before she finished her time here. And this term, she did just that. I sat down with Molly to learn a bit more about her journey with her Science Badge work. 

Molly got interested in the science badges after seeing a few of her friends complete some. They worked collaboratively on a few badges together, then Molly moved onto more independent work where she discovered the website, and the fact that the Science Badge programme is run at many schools all around the country. 

Molly turned up to South Intermediate with a couple of badges under her belt already; a booster that made the challenge a little more achievable! Her favourites to complete were Botany, Forensics and Food Technology. Along with her favourites came those that were not so favoured! Technology was the most challenging badge for Molly to complete. There were many hurdles to overcome and new knowledge to be acquired such as coding, robotics programming and construction. Despite these challenges, Molly completed this badge to a high standard. 

Molly is the first person here at South Intermediate to complete all of the badges, and only the second known person in the whole of New Zealand to complete them all!

Her advice for anyone wishing to follow in her footsteps (whether that means completing all of the badges, or completing one or two!) is to stay very organised and to aim high with all of the activities. 

What’s next for Molly? She’s looking forward to having some time to relax, and to enjoy the last term of her time here at South. She also thinks there will be more time to focus on the next thing; Maths badges!

Great job Molly, you are an inspiring scientist who has demonstrated the South Way in all that you do! 

Are you inspired by Molly? Pop into the Science room to talk about how you can get started with a science badge, or track Molly down in the playground; she would be happy to answer your questions!