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SCITECH’S Science Af­ter School Stem Club trial at Ap­ple­cross Pri­mary School is com­ing to a close.

The Scitech pro­gram has been run­ning since 2004 and has ex­panded from four weeks to 16, be­ing re­named Tin­ker and Cre­ate, with a fo­cus on cre­ative prob­lem solv­ing through de­sign and con­struc­tion ac­tiv­i­ties.

Year 4 and 5 stu­dents looked at au­toma­tion, flight, elec­tri­cal en­ergy and more dur­ing the trial in terms 3 and 4.

School science co­or­di­na­tor Vanessa Mann said the pro­gram gave the school a chance to in­te­grate more into the cur­ricu­lum.

“We se­lected 20 en­gaged stu­dents and en­cour­aged them to ex­plore and work as a team to solve real-life prob­lems,” she said.

“I think the stu­dents re­ally en­joyed the prob­lem­solv­ing as­pect of the pro­gram.

Tin­ker and Cre­ate will be rolled out in schools across Perth in 2019.

Pic­ture: Natal­ija Brunovs Ap­ple­cross Pri­mary School stu­dent Ky­ohka Tsuchiya with some of the wear­able tech­nol­ogy.

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