School plugs in to 1-of-20 opportunity
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.”