Schools in fine focus

Rotarians at a microscope presentation ceremony.
Rotarians at a microscope presentation ceremony.

As part of the club’s Microscopes to Wheatbelt project, the club donated 120 microscopes to Bakers Hills Primary School, Goomalling Primary School, Toodyay District High School and Wundowie Primary School.

The Magnifying Microscope Project is an initiative of the Chief Scientist of WA, Professor Lyn Beazley, and Rotary.

The Northam branch introduced the project to the Wheatbelt last year when it donated microscopes to Northam, York and Beverley schools.

Velu Ramasamy, president of the Rotary Club of Northam and Wheatbelt project co-ordinator, said feedback from schools had been great.

‘Many students and teachers are thoroughly enjoying the use of these handheld gadgets, which have a magnification of 100 times,’ he said.

‘The club, which has been supporting the local communities for several decades, feels this is a wonderful project, as it provides support to the children’s education in this rural region.’

Mr Ramasamy said the club also supported the community by selecting young people to take part in leadership and exchange programs.

For more information, call Velu Ramasamy on 04399 59454.