Building on a good education

Students Oliver Fenwick, Meher Lobana, and Jien McKenzie learn about scientific principles using Lego.
Students Oliver Fenwick, Meher Lobana, and Jien McKenzie learn about scientific principles using Lego.

The program, titled Young Engineers, was introduced to years 2, 3 and 4 students this year and the weekly sessions aim to develop a passion for science, technology, engineering and mathematics through Lego.

Teacher Melissa Edmonds said the youngsters had enthusiastically taken up the challenge and thrived.

“When asked, our students said that the program is fun, cool, awesome and exciting,” she said.

“The students said that they love Lego and building things with motors, especially things that spin and swing really fast, including a blender to mix jelly and a rocking pirate ship.

“The children said the program was their favourite part of Fridays because it makes them very happy.”