NEARLY 100 students from Edney Primary School in High Wycombe swapped school for Scitech last week thanks to Scitech’s Schools Access Program.
The students explored the world of hands-on science, technology, engineering and maths education through a visit to the Scitech Planetarium and a guided tour of Scitech’s latest exhibition, Explore-a-Saurus.
The Schools Access Program is supported by Perth Airport, providing four schools with entry to Scitech and transportation at no cost.
Edney Primary School Year 3 teacher Glen Seiler said the years 3, 4 and 5 students enjoyed all the exhibits.
“They really appreciated the experiences in the planetarium and the exhibition,” Mr Seiler said.
Scitech science programs director Andrew Hannah said the Schools Access Program provided a valuable learning experience for the schools.
“We have found schools who visit through the program see real benefit from their time here, often taking what they learned back to the classroom,” Mr Hannah said.
“The excursions are designed to have a lasting impact on the students’ capability in and enjoyment of science. Self-efficacy and enjoyment are important in learning as they have been shown to have considerable impact on the way students set goals.”