Schools combine for day of science
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.
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.