Pair to gain knowl­edge

Myrtleford Times - - News -

TOP OP­POR­TU­NITY: Sci­ence stu­dents Bron­wyn Jay­w­erth and Ni­cholas Low pic­tured with Mt Beauty Sec­ondary Col­lege sci­ence teacher and Ro­tary Club pres­i­dent Bob Flower.

TWO year 10 stu­dents from Mt Beauty Sec­ondary Col­lege have been ac­cepted for a spe­cial ex­change pro­gram to John Monash Sci­ence School in Mel­bourne.

Bron­wyn Jaw­erth and Ni­cholas Low are keen stu­dents of sci­ence and are thrilled to have the op­por­tu­nity to ex­pe­ri­ence two weeks in Vic­to­ria’s only se­lect en­try sci­ence school.

Sit­u­ated on the edge of the sci­ence precinct at Monash Uni­ver­sity, JMSS of­fers its stu­dents a full cur­ricu­lum with a fo­cus on cut­ting edge ed­u­ca­tion in the sciences.

“Teach­ing meth­ods at John Monash are very in­no­va­tive, con­cen­trat­ing on prob­lem solv­ing, with stu­dents work­ing in teams to de­velop their un­der­stand­ing,” Mt Beauty sci­ence teacher Bob Flower said.

“Par­tic­i­pa­tion in this pro­gram by stu­dents from around the state is com­pet­i­tive, and Bron­wyn and Ni­cholas were se­lected on their writ­ten sub­mis­sions de­tail­ing their in­ter­est in sci­ence and their plans for us­ing the ex­pe­ri­ence once they re­turn home.”

Both are look­ing for­ward to meet­ing and work­ing with other stu­dents en­thu­si­as­tic about stud­ies and ca­reers in sci­ence.

Fol­low­ing on from the suc­cess of other pro­grams un­der­taken in con­junc­tion with the lo­cal sec­ondary col­lege, the Ro­tary Club of Mount Beauty will be pro­vid­ing the stu­dents with fi­nan­cial sup­port.

Mr Flower said that this new pro­gram fits neatly into a raft of ex­ist­ing Ro­tary-sup­ported pro­grams de­signed to of­fer se­nior sec­ondary stu­dents ex­pe­ri­ences that broaden their hori­zons well be­yond the lo­cal area.

The other pro­grams of­fered to stu­dents through the part­ner­ship in­clude the Na­tional Youth Sci­ence Fo­rum, a Writer’s Fes­ti­val ex­pe­ri­ence, a sci­ence sum­mer school, and a year 11 camp for all stu­dents to take a look at univer­si­ties and life in Mel­bourne prior to their year 12 stud­ies.

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