Kyilla students show off science skills

Kyilla Primary School student Annalisa Diekmann, Jordan Campbell (Scitech General public program coordinator) and student Rayhaa Meghji with their creation. Scitech has been running a STEM club in multiple primary schools across Perth. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au   d494148
Kyilla Primary School student Annalisa Diekmann, Jordan Campbell (Scitech General public program coordinator) and student Rayhaa Meghji with their creation. Scitech has been running a STEM club in multiple primary schools across Perth. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d494148

THE KIDS at Kyilla Primary School are stepping into the future.

Scitech’s intensive extracurricular STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) Club has been running at the school for 16 weeks.

Over their course, Year 4 to 6 students have learned how to code robots and build moving animatronic sculptures.

Presenter Jordan Campbell said having something like STEM Club in schools was ‘incredibly important’.

“This can be somewhat inaccessible for people at home, because there’s a big information hurdle for people to get across,” he said.

“Once you can see how easy it is to do, it breaks down that barrier and leads to better outcomes in adult life.”

Mr Campbell said the generation of digital natives was willing to jump in straight away to technology.

“You turn your back for one second and turn back, and they’ve created something very unusual and they’re having a wild time,” he said.

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