Pair to gain knowledge
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.