Over 200 children from across the Illawarra entered UOW Early Start Discovery Space’s Name the Crane Competition. In partnership with Richard Crookes Construction, the competition set out to find a name for the 47-metre high tower crane that is currently opposite the Discovery Space.

Annabella Ruperto, aged 5, from Coniston Primary School took out the honours with the name, Captain Hook.

“I thought of the name because the crane has a big hook on the end and he’s captain of the worksite,” Annabella said.

Annabella was proud of her win and is set to be very popular amongst her class mates. Not only does she have the honour of seeing her winning name flying high above the Wollongong skyline, she’s also won an excursion to the Early Start Discovery Space and the construction site for her whole class!

RCC Building Cadet, Mikayla Kostovski see these tours as a great way to further a child’s interest in construction.

“We love giving the children insight into the construction industry and ideas for future careers,” Mikayla said.

For further information visit UOW’s Name the Crane Competition.