School plugs in to 1-of-20 op­por­tu­nity

Southern Telegraph - - Telegraph | News - Emily Sharp

A Rock­ing­ham school has been se­lected as one of 20 across the State to take part in an in­no­va­tive pro­gram.

East Waikiki Pri­mary School was the only school se­lected in the Rock­ing­ham and Kwinana re­gion to par­tic­i­pate in Cir­cuit Break­ers, an en­gi­neer­ing out­reach pro­gram run by Western Power.

Se­lected schools will be given 3D print­ers to keep and stu­dents will ex­plore dif­fer­ent el­e­ments that en­sure elec­tric­ity is avail­able as well as look at new tech­nolo­gies over 10 weeks in Term 3.

Prin­ci­pal Luke Clat­wor­thy said he was re­ally pleased for the stu­dents and the pro­gram would give the school a fo­cus on where they needed to go.

“We are re­ally try­ing to lift the pro­file of the school and we want to be known more as a school that has stu­dents that are academi- cally strong and I think this will help,” he said.

“I think it’s great that we have been recog­nised for some­thing that we are try­ing to do with an aca­demic fo­cus.

“Teach­ers se­lected the stu­dents that would ben­e­fit the most from the ac­tiv­i­ties they will be do­ing.

“We are hop­ing that the lessons they learn once it is fin­ished can be repli­cated for the rest of the stu­dents.”

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