One Tamworth Public School team are set to compete in the state semi finals after pulling together a brilliant idea which would change the game in social separation.
Out of nine region semifinalists in the Game Changer Challenge, four of them came from Tamworth Public School.
Wednesday saw students across the region go head to head in the semifinals, competing for the highly sought after spot.
Watch the winning team hard at rehearsing their pitch, which they had just one hour to do, in the video below:
The question, how might we use technology to bring everyone in our community closer together, was answered by Olivia Fitzpatrick, Roy Peatling, Clair Thuhan, Max McDonald and Liam Griffiths with an answer to both digital and distance divides.
They came up with a digital frame where family members could send photos and videos directly to elderly members of the family who were either technologically illiterate and or separated by distance.
It's great to learn how to design something like this, and if it's made it's great to know we'd be able to help people.Olivia Fitzpatrick
"It's great to learn how to design something like this, and if it's made it's great to know we'd be able to help people," Olivia said.
Family would send videos, which could be close captioned, of things like winning a football game, a babies first steps, and instead of having to download them from an email or even use a device, they would just come up on the screen, viewable without any work required from the receiver.
Principal Chris Connor was proud of their winning team, but said having so many of his students making it this far was an "outstanding" outcome.
Their competitors included one each from Gunnedah South and Coonabarabran Public Schools and Armidale Secondary College, joined by a two teams from Moree Secondary College.
Students were given their test material in the morning followed by some coaching, before they made their pitches virtually from 2pm.
This semifinal was one of seven across NSW, featuring 420 students in 84 teams from primary and secondary schools.
This year's colossal event was delivered virtually in response to COVID-19 restrictions, with teams enabled to compete from their school instead of travelling to a central location.
This is most likely how the state semi will be played out as well at a date to be determined.