Year 10 Economics—Question the unquestioned

Congratulations to the following students for winning the Year 10 Economics book cover design competition:

1st prize: Juliette Harding Bradburn (10B)
2nd prize: Tyra Souvlis (10B)
3rd prize: Sandra Jiang (10W)

The winning design by Juliette Harding Bradburn (10B), will feature as the book cover for the Year 10 Term 1 Economics project, Question the unquestioned—why Economics explains almost everything. The project has sparked great curiosity and enabled students to see the inner logic of the world around them as they raised and probed into a wide range of interesting questions in their life by applying economic analysis. For example, why are there no seat belts on trains? Why does a round pizza come in a square box? Why are fancy expensive meals small and cheap meals large? Why do not all countries drive on the right side of the road?

The winning entry by Juliette Harding Bradburn (10B)

Juliette provided the following commentary on her winning design:

My design shows an astronaut surrounded by various planets. It can be seen that the planets all have specific themes (e.g. textile products or technology) representing different topics explored in our ‘Question the unquestioned’ projects. The astronaut can be seen reaching outwards, which expresses an individual’s reach for the unknown. On the back cover of the book, there is a thought-provoking quote by Neil Armstrong, ‘Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man’s desire to understand’. The quote by the first man to walk on the moon was chosen as it directly links to the outer space theme of the book cover.

Dr Sam Peng
Head of Economics