Morley Senior High School hosts tech expo for primary school

Morley SHS Year 11 students Madison Durgutouski and Kimlai Dang.
Morley SHS Year 11 students Madison Durgutouski and Kimlai Dang.

MORLEY Senior High School is looking to hold another technology expo, on the back of hosting 72 East Beechboro Primary School students at its first expo this week.

About 60 Certificate II Business students presented work produced from design technologies, aviation, home economics, business and digital technologies to three groups of students on June 14.

The expo also featured activities and quizzes involving robots, Microbit, 3D printing, food and mechanics.

East Beechboro Primary School Year 5 students Kayla Soulsby, Brooke, Follinus, Tyrone Doran.

 

Technology and business teacher Liz Francis said her students were anxious at the beginning but became comfortable talking to younger students.

“We had a debrief and reflection and one primary student told the Morley student that ‘it was the best day of their life’,” she said.

“All three East Beechboro teachers were extremely positive and hoped that we would do it again.

Back: Morley SHS students Amy Khamendi, Dieu Ngoc Vo, Nhan Huynh. Front: East Beechboro Primary School Year 5 students Kayla Soulsby, Brooke, Follinus, Tyrone Doran.

“They loved that the students could not only see the work produced but there was hand-on activities and quizzes for their students.”

Ms Francis said it was important to teach students about technology software and hardware which were tools used to complete jobs and activities.

She said she hoped to host a second expo in late term three of 2019, which would allow more work samples and Year 11 students to have a practical task beforehand.