Mundaring Christian College explores evolution of communication methods

Mundaring Christian College students try different communication tools.
Mundaring Christian College students try different communication tools.

MUNDARING Christian College students celebrated National Science Week by investigating all aspects of communication on August 17.

The college’s primary campus hosted a ‘Communications Day’ exhibition with stalls covering a range of ways to communicate, including sign language, journalism, maritime flags and communication with animals.

Radio station 98Five broadcast from the school and Guide Dogs WA told students how guide dogs could help people communicate and interact.

The day also marked the launch of the college’s student-run digital newspaper, the MCC Inquirer.

Head of primary Antoinette Wilson said the National Science Week event was an important part of the students’ learning.

“Communications Day involves every child, and focuses on a key 21st century competency,” she said.

“Students have found out that communication can be anything from a sporting umpire’s hand signal, to an international video conference call, to stones left in a pattern such as in historical societies.”

Students investigated communication throughout history and in different contexts, giving presentations to the entire student body before visiting the expo.

Student Caitlin Hannen-Williams told the audience that by learning to use Braille over the past two years, she was able to communicate and complete her schoolwork more effectively.

“I use Braille to read things with my fingers, instead of my eyes,” she said.

“Braille has really helped me catch up to everyone in the class, and get better grades in English, which involves lots of reading.

“I use a device that connects to my computer and it converts whatever is on the screen into Braille.”

The first edition of the MCC Inquirer was sent towards the end of the day, containing more than 20 articles from primary and secondary editorial teams.

It included news, recipes, profile pieces, interviews, a comic and video content.

Visit www.mccinquirer.news