The Zernola Olinpiada (Zernola Olympiad) was set up in September 2002. It is an Olympiad on science and technology aimed at young people in the 1st and 2nd levels of Statutory Secondary Education. Participation is by means of a game over the Internet, and the aim is to awaken an enthusiasm for science among teenagers, promote team work and creativity and, bearing the medium in mind, to develop skills in the new technologies.
Once a month throughout the academic year a problem is set –on science always. It is designed for teachers of natural sciences, computing, the new technologies or mathematics to use in class. All the students in the class examine the problem together, share out the work, and afterwards are required to send in a single answer. The work is then examined by an Elhuyar team which draws up a league table each month; points are accumulated in the overall league table for the end of the academic year, and at the end of the Olympiad the group with the most points is declared the winner. The winners receive a prize each month. But at the end of the Olympiad there are trips for the whole class to go on.
Person in charge: Lorea Arakistain