Kal Primary STEAMS ahead
NORTH Kalgoorlie Primary School has won the inaugural Officemax STEAM grants program for WA.
The initiative helps educators integrate STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) learning into primary and secondary schools.
$2500 was allocated to one winner per state with the grand prize of $5000 allocated to the national winner.
Lesson plans, inquiry units and a professional development program were all included in the kit to provide educators with the tools they need to engage children in understanding abstract concepts.
As one of 600 entries nationally, North Kalgoorlie Primary School principal Ruth Culver received $2500 for the school.
“Our school is in a regional town in WA, 600km from Perth. Ensuring an education comparable to metropolitan areas is important to us,” she said.
“This grant will allow us to present opportunities that foster and develop students’ digital literacy, creativity, innovation, critical thinking and computational thinking skills at our school as well as in the local community.”
North Kalgoorlie Primary School will use the OFFICEMAX STEAM resources to engage children in lessons.