Scitech’s Discoverland gets grant for reburbishment

Scitech CEO Alan Brien with Pre-Primary students Rosie Crossley and Ben Mathews from Bassendean Primary School at the Lotteryswest Grant Presentation held at Scitech. Picture: Matt Jelonek
Scitech CEO Alan Brien with Pre-Primary students Rosie Crossley and Ben Mathews from Bassendean Primary School at the Lotteryswest Grant Presentation held at Scitech. Picture: Matt Jelonek

SCITECH’S early childhood zone Discoverland is one step closer to a refurbishment with a recent grant of $250,000.

The science education centre received the grant through Lotterywest this month, which was presented by Science Minister Dave Kelly.

The grant will contribute towards a $402,000 refurbishment of the zone and will allow a larger space with new exhibits.

Scitech chief executive Alan Brien said Discoverland helps parents and young children explore and learn STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) concepts.

“The outcome will be a dynamic interactive space where 0-5 year olds can discover and explore STEM concepts using modern learning approaches, and more informed and engaged parents,” he said.

Refurbishments works are scheduled to commence this year with completion anticipated for May 2018.

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