Schools com­bine for day of sci­ence

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - CLASSIFIEDS - Sam Gibbs

Seven pri­mary schools from the Leschenault and Col­lie re­gions came to­gether last week in a cel­e­bra­tion of sci­ence for Leonardo Day at the Brunswick Show Grounds.

Dar­danup Pri­mary School sci­ence teacher Tony Poole was one of the event co­or­di­na­tors and said the an­nual event had been run­ning for about 30 years.

“It gives kids ex­po­sure to ca­reer op­por­tu­nity and ar­eas in sci­ence that per­haps they haven’t been ex­posed to yet,” Mr Poole said.

The event fea­tured ac­tiv­i­ties run by Scitech, Manea Se­nior Col­lege, Ea­ton Com­mu­nity Col­lege, Australind Se­nior High School and New­ton Moore Se­nior High School.

Stu­dents spent 30 min­utes at each sta­tion en­gag­ing in ac­tiv­i­ties from build­ing wind-up cars to ob­serv­ing wa­ter sam­ples un­der a mi­cro­scope.

The schools in­volved in the day were Brunswick Junc­tion, Clifton Park, St Mary's, Al­lan­son, Dar­danup, Our Lady of Lour­des and St Michael’s Catholic pri­mary schools.

Brunswick Junc­tion Pri­mary School stu­dents Dean Wil­liams, Year 4, Acel Turner, Year 5, Jesse Walker, Year 5, and Ja­cob Sut­cliffe, Year 6.

Kate Shaw from Watch Your Waste teaches the art of mak­ing t-shirt bags to Clifton Park Pri­mary School Year 5 stu­dents Lilli Gray, Ash­lee Nahra­han, Tori Hunter and Nayah Hart­nett.

Al­lan­son Pri­mary School Year 6 stu­dents Cooper Buck­ley, Sam Dyer and Slade Gronert-Stanger.

Ea­ton Com­mu­nity Col­lege sci­ence teacher Linda Cot­terell and Clifton Park Pri­mary School Year 5 stu­dents Jaz Craw­ford and Alyssa En­nor take a closer look at some fos­sils.

Our Lady of Lour­des Pri­mary School Year 6 stu­dents Amy Lockart, Lila Hut­ton and Rea­gan Hughan at Ea­ton Com­mu­nity Col­lege's fos­sil ex­hibit.

St Mary's Pri­mary School Year 5 stu­dents Josh Gord­dard, Austin Crow­ley and Jai Con­nolly build wind-up cars.

Pic­tures: Sam Gibbs

Manea Se­nior Col­lege Year 11 stu­dent Ash­linn Cain teaches Al­lan­son Pri­mary School Year 5 stu­dent Kaylei Chap­man how to ap­ply a plas­ter cast.

St Mary's Pri­mary School Year 5 stu­dents Sam Tow­ers, Jamie Vinvi and Paul Stein­bacher build pa­per mar­ble tracks.

St Michael’s Catholic Pri­mary School stu­dents Ella North, Year 6, Dy­lan Baker, Year 5, and Jorja Franklin, Year 5.

St Michael’s Catholic Pri­mary School Year 6 stu­dents Chris­tian Tirli and Luke Staples build rub­ber­band rac­ers.

Dar­danup Pri­mary School sci­ence teacher Tony Poole and Year 6 stu­dent Chris­tian Wil­liams look at wa­ter sam­ples un­der the mi­cro­scope.

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