Science students break the ice on learning

Rossmoyne students Charlotte McNamee, Gemma Andrews and Clarissa Qiu with ice castle built for Science Week.
Rossmoyne students Charlotte McNamee, Gemma Andrews and Clarissa Qiu with ice castle built for Science Week.

Year 4 teacher Monique Hill said the building of an ice castle on Friday, August 16 was a bit chaotic but the kids enjoyed it.

‘The ice castle was great, it taught the kids teamwork, science and it was fun,’ she said.

‘It was a wonderful day and very special for the kids.’

Mrs Hill said the last ice castle was built six years ago, and it was exciting to build another one with the assistance of students, teachers and parents.

Each of the 480 students was asked to bring a 2L ice cream container of ice, and Mrs Hill said there were more than 400 blocks in the castle held together with 100kg of pool salt.

Mrs Hill said years 4 and 5 students organised their own experiments for the week and performed around the school as the travelling science circus.

Science Week ran from August 12 to 16.