BROOKMAN Primary School is making a name for itself as one of the state’s leading Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) schools.
The Langford school is one of four finalists in the Governor’s School STEM Awards, the sole public primary school to make the final.
Principal Hans Geers said he was very proud of the school’s nomination, particularly given they only began implementing the STEM curriculum 18 months ago.
“To achieve that in such a small time is a standout achievement, it speaks highly of the staff and interest of the children, because they’ve been motivated to work hard,” he said.
Mr Geers said it was “sensationally important” for students’ future aspirations to develop an understanding of STEM.
“STEM offers an exemplarily rich context for developing skills such as creativity, individual thinking, critical analysis, problem solving, teamwork and communications,” he said.
“It essential for the success of individuals and emerging industries in the 21st century, given 50 per cent of future jobs are not yet invented.”