Perth Modern School students screen film as part of Scitech program


Perth Modern School students attended the Scitech Planetarium as part of the Picture Happiness on Earth program.
Perth Modern School students attended the Scitech Planetarium as part of the Picture Happiness on Earth program.

PERTH Modern School students screened their short film at Scitech Planetarium in July as part of the Picture Happiness on Earth program.

About 100 people gathered to watch short films made by Perth high school students, also from Ashdale Secondary College, Cecil Andrews Senior High School and John Curtin College of the Arts, about their idea of happiness.

Leon Smith from Scitech said the students had different interpretations of global happiness.

“The skills the students developed in data interpretation and using the Geo-Palette software allowed them to tell a really compelling story, and I think that came across clearly in the final videos,” he said.

Six science centres in the Asia-Pacific region including Scitech took part in the project in 2016, with six more lined up to take part next year.

The project will culminate at the Science Centre World Summit in Tokyo in 2017.