Young science stu­dents ex­cel

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

COTTES­LOE Pri­mary School Year 6 graduate Reed Ma­son was one of 1600 WA pri­mary school stu­dents to re­ceive a Scitech Science Award at a red car­pet launch on De­cem­ber 3.

Scitech pro­fes­sional learn­ing man­ager Michael Peter said the awards were pre­sented to two Year 6 stu­dents from each of the 824 par­tic­i­pat­ing schools to cel­e­brate ex­cel­lence and pas­sion in science lessons dur­ing the year.

“This year, 87 per cent of ac­tive WA pri­mary schools reg­is­tered for the awards,” Mr Peter said.

“We hope that through this award, stu­dents will be en­cour­aged to con­tinue de­vel­op­ing their science in­ves­ti­ga­tion skills in high school and be­yond, and maybe go on to achieve great things.”

Nanobi­ol­ogy re­searcher and Aus­tralian hockey player Tris­tan Cle­mons and Wood­side in­no­va­tion ca­pa­bil­ity vice pres­i­dent Brian Haggerty ad­dressed stu­dents and par­ents at the launch event.

They spoke about the im­por­tance of science, tech­nol­ogy, engi­neer­ing and math­e­mat­ics (STEM) and told per­sonal sto­ries of their path­ways into STEM ca­reers.

Each award re­cip­i­ent re­ceived an of­fi­cial cer­tifi­cate, free pass to Scitech, Science En­cy­clopae­dia and free 12-month sub­scrip­tion to CSIRO Helix mag­a­zine.

Cottes­loe Pri­mary School stu­dent Reed Ma­son with nanobi­ol­ogy re­searcher Tris­tan Cle­mons.

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