New labs on the cards for schools

Sound Telegraph
Reece Whitby MLA, Yr 6 student Brooke Burdett (11), Yr 5 student Chelsea Gallim-Unwin (10) and Deputy Principal Gordon Cooper.
Camera IconReece Whitby MLA, Yr 6 student Brooke Burdett (11), Yr 5 student Chelsea Gallim-Unwin (10) and Deputy Principal Gordon Cooper. Credit: Supplied.

Safety Bay Primary School, Secret Harbour Primary School and Waikiki Primary School are part of the 100 schools selected for the program creating new school science labs in 2020 and 2021.

Each school will also receive $25,000 to purchase laboratory equipment and resources, such as 3D models of the solar system and human anatomy, digital microscopes, 3D printers, virtual reality headsets, robotics kits and renewable energy kits.

Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery said it was important for students to understand the concepts taught in science, technology, engineering and mathematics for their future job prospects.

"These dedicated laboratories and resources enable schools to give students a feel for the interesting world of science from a young age,” she said.

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