The Force is strong at Lake Joondalup Baptist College

Pre-primary teacher Loren Coulson with Nevaeh Wood and Xaviar Galvin. Below: Alex Malinovic with ‘Chewbacca’. Pictures: Martin Kennealey d468878
Principal Dawn Clements and Dale Emery. Picture: Martin Kennealey
Picture: Martin Kennealey
Piano tutor Thi Randall and Cooper Gruber. Picture: Martin Kennealey
Alex Malinovic. Picture: Martin Kennealey
Pre-primary teacher Loren Coulson with Nevaeh Wood and Xaviar Galvin. Below: Alex Malinovic with ‘Chewbacca’. Pictures: Martin Kennealey d468878 Principal Dawn Clements and Dale Emery. Picture: Martin Kennealey Picture: Martin Kennealey Piano tutor Thi Randall and Cooper Gruber. Picture: Martin Kennealey Alex Malinovic. Picture: Martin Kennealey

MAY the fourth saw Jedi, robots, Chewbacca, Princess Leia and other Star Wars characters exploring science realms at a Joondalup school.

Lake Joondalup Baptist College held the theme day to coincide with its STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) day on May 4.

Students from kindergarten to Year 12 participated in a range of activities as well as presentations by astrophysicist Alan Duffy and neuroscientist Lyn Beazley.

Principal Dawn Clements said the professors were “inspiring and engaging” while working with the Year 9 students, who worked as teams to solve STEM problems.

“Both Alan Duffy and Lyn Beazley were remarkable in their passion to encourage innovative thinking to benefit humankind that future studies in STEM will generate,” she said.

Students from early learning to Year 12 classes dressed up and participated in fundraising activities.

Head boy Zac Oosthuizen, head girl Emily Scott and the student council steered the fundraising effort, which included selling Hutt dogs and Yoda sodas to raise money for the Salvation Army.

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