Sci­ence pro­gram a for­mula for fun

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - STREET WATCH -

A SOUTH Perth kinder­garten last month be­came the first in WA to be ac­cred­ited as a Lit­tle Sci­en­tists’ House.

Lit­tle Sci­en­tists is a not-for­profit ini­tia­tive de­signed to fa­cil­i­tate chil­dren’s cu­rios­ity in sci­ence, tech­nol­ogy, engi­neer­ing and math­e­mat­ics us­ing fun ex­per­i­ments.

The pro­gram is now of­fered at Hens­man Street Kindy and en­cour­ages ed­u­ca­tors to ex­plore new con­cepts and ideas in­ter­ac­tively with chil­dren.

“We are thrilled to be in­volved with the pro­gram,” teacher Christy-Lee An­tonas said.

“Along with the chil­dren’s nat­u­ral cu­rios­ity, the Lit­tle Sci­en­tists’ pro­gram will as­sist with our teach­ing pro­gram and de­liv­ery of sci­ence and math­e­mat­ics con­cepts.”

Hens­man Street Kindy an­nounced the ac­cred­i­ta­tion at a spe­cial gath­er­ing of par­ents, teach­ers and spe­cial guests.

Chil­dren were en­cour­aged to ex­per­i­ment with the sci­ence-based ac­tiv­i­ties af­ter the of­fi­cial cer­e­mony.

As­so­ci­a­tion of In­de­pen­dent Schools in WA spokes­woman Wendy Gor­man praised the teach­ers and staff at the kinder­garten.

“Hens­man Street Kindy has again been at the fore­front of a great ed­u­ca­tion ini­tia­tive and we look for­ward to see­ing other in­de­pen­dent schools be­come a Lit­tle Sci­en­tists’ House,” she said.

Chil­dren at Hens­man Street Kindy take part in a fun sci­ence ex­per­i­ment.

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