Primary school graduates take part in Mining Challenge Day activitites

Primary school graduates take part in Mining Challenge Day activitites

GRADUATES from four primary schools had the chance to develop their teamwork and collaboration skills on Mining Challenge Day on November 17.

The event, organised by charity organisation 12 Buckets and Curtin University, featured a hands-on program with mining related tasks such as site mapping, tunnel building and fitting, ore processing and a full environmental clean up.

There were 130 participants from North Balga, Balga, Boyare and Koondoola primary schools .

12 Buckets chief executive Travis Fitch said the aim of the event was for students to learn more about mining, science, geology and engineering and look at the possibility of tertiary education.

“For many of the children, they may never have had this kind of opportunity to learn about different mining processes, occupational health and safety, teamwork, listening, and leadership in such a dynamic way,” he said.

“For me, this stands as the pinnacle moment of the year so far as 12 Buckets’ University Aspiration program goes.”

Mr Fitch said plans were underway for next year’s Mining Challenge Day.