Hampton SHS ‘flys’ to NASA for Stem tour

Year 9 student Ariella Stewart.
Year 9 student Ariella Stewart.

A GROUP of Hampton Senior High School experienced a trip of a lifetime to NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre in Florida last month.

During the April school holidays, 19 students and four staff from the Morley school travelled to Orlando as part of a Stem tour.

The students took part in a three-day space trek program which focused on robotics and navigation of the Mars Rovers.

They learnt about the history of US space travel, toured the facility including viewing the Space Shuttle Atlantis and Saturn V Rocket.

The second half of the trip also included activities such as Stem programs at Universal Studios where students analysed the engineering and design behind the amusement park’s rides and tested out indoor sky-diving.

Principal Steve Beaton said the trip fitted in with the school’s ethos of ‘aspire, innovate and achieve’.

“The students’ participation and conduct were praised by venue staff throughout the trip and are a credit to our community,” he said.

“The trip took place after 18 months of fundraising, including generous support by the school community, the City of Swan, City of Bayswater, Town of Bassendean and the Federal Government.”