Awards help schools re­flect

South Western Times - - News - Emily Ace

NEW­TON Moore Se­nior High School science and en­gi­neer­ing teacher Jade War­ring­ton has en­cour­aged South West schools to take part in the 2018 Gov­er­nor’s School STEM Awards, which of­fi­cially opened this week.

The awards are cham­pi­oned by the Gov­er­nor of Western Aus­tralia Kim Bea­z­ley and recog­nise schools which demon­strate ex­cel­lence in lead­er­ship, ad­vo­cacy, en­gage­ment and achieve­ments in STEM sub­jects.

New­ton Moore won the award in 2016 and Miss War­ring­ton said sub­mit­ting an ap­pli­ca­tion was a “great self re­flec­tion tool”.

“It is a re­ally good op­por­tu­nity to pro­mote the good things the staff, stu­dents and the wider com­mu­nity are do­ing with STEM,” she said.

“It’s about try­ing to get ev­ery­one in­volved, pro­mote aware­ness and even some­times break stereo­types.”

Fi­nal­ists will be cel­e­brated at a cer­e­mony at Gov­ern­ment House, win­ners and run­ners-up will be gifted a visit to Scitech and prizes of up to $2000 will be awarded.

Jade War­ring­ton is en­cour­ag­ing South West schools to ap­ply for the 2018 Gov­er­nor’s School STEM Awards.

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