Sci­ence hub ig­nites cre­ativ­ity

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Health -

PRI­MARY school stu­dents at Iona Pre­sen­ta­tion Col­lege can now learn about pro­gram­ming ro­bots, cod­ing apps and elec­tronic cir­cuitry in the school’s new Mak­erspace.

The Mak­erspace pro­gram aims to spark stu­dents’ in­ter­est in sci­ence, tech­nol­ogy, en­gi­neer­ing, arts and math­e­mat­ics.

In­for­ma­tion and com­mu­ni­ca­tion tech­nol­ogy teacher Michael Graf­fin and school li­brar­ian Su­san Martino are lead­ing the ini­tia­tive, with sup­port from spe­cial­ist teach­ers.

Act­ing prin­ci­pal Jen­nifer An­der­son said the pro­gram would ig­nite the imag­i­na­tion of stu­dents.

“The Mak­erspace prom­ises to be­come a hub of cre­ativ­ity, imag­i­na­tion and won­der, pro­vid­ing stu­dents with the op­por­tu­nity and space to pur­sue their emerg­ing in­ter­ests in ro­bot­ics, de­sign and en­gi­neer­ing projects,” Ms An­der­son said.

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