Two win new sci­ence awards

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion -

TWO Cottes­loe Pri­mary School stu­dents are among 28 of WA’s bright­est young minds to win Wood­side Scitech Sci­ence Awards.

Scitech launched its new awards at a spe­cial morn­ing tea for stu­dents and par­ents last month.

Cottes­loe Pri­mary School stu­dents Sage Allen and Leonardo Alampi Sot­tini beat more than 2600 re­cip­i­ents to re­ceive their awards. Scitech event co-or­di­na­tor Vanessa Baker said the grad­u­at­ing pri­mary stu­dents demon­strated a pas­sion for sci­ence.

“The Wood­side Scitech Sci­ence Awards are given to four grad­u­at­ing Year 6 and 7 pri­mary school stu­dents from each par­tic­i­pat­ing school,” she said.

“It’s a great op­por­tu­nity to recog­nise stu­dents who have shown a cu­rios­ity about the world around them and a de­sire to ex­per­i­ment and in­ves­ti­gate.

“We hope that through this award, stu­dents will be en­cour­aged to con­tinue study­ing sci­ence and go on to achieve great things.”

Each award re­cip­i­ent re­ceived a sci­ence book, an of­fi­cial cer­tifi­cate, a fam­ily day pass to Scitech and the plan­e­tar­ium, and a dis­counted sub­scrip­tion to the CSIRO Helix mag­a­zines.

Wood­side Early Ca­reer Sci­en­tist award win­ner 2014 Dr Ryan Loxton and Wood­side se­nior vi­cepres­i­dent safety of en­vi­ron­ment and tech­nol­ogy Shaun Gre­gory with stu­dents Leonardo Alampi Sot­tini and Sage Allen.

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