Schools win funds for science laboratories
HALF a dozen local primary schools will have dedicated science laboratories by 2021.
Forrestdale, Harmony, Hilton, Piara Waters, South Lake and Success primary schools were among 100 WA schools named in the second round of State Government funding, enabling them to convert classrooms into science labs.
Jandakot MLA Yaz Mubarakai, who celebrated the news with Piara Waters PS students on Friday, said each school would also receive funds to buy laboratory equipment and resources such as solar system and human anatomy models, robotics kits and digital microscopes.
“New science labs at these schools will get students excited to learn the skills they’ll need in the 21st century,” he said.
“I’m excited that students will be supported to explore, experiment and learn, right here in our community.”
Science Minister Dave Kelly said giving students access to modern laboratories while they were in primary school would encourage an interest in science from a young age.
East Hamilton Hill and Yangebup primary schools were in the program’s first round.
Jandakot MLA Yaz Mubarakai and deputy principal Kieran Moore with students Taniskka Amarnath, Hannah Frost, Saskia Coomer, Cruise Morrison, Harley Coad and Collins Gachuche.