Greenfields, Dudley Park and Halls Head primary schools get science funding


Mandurah MLA David Templeman with Greenfields science teacher Tracy Curley, deputy principal James Peletier and students Brylon Lett, Samantha Wareham, Shenaye Lett, Macie Wright, Lucian Raper and Merrick Raper.
Mandurah MLA David Templeman with Greenfields science teacher Tracy Curley, deputy principal James Peletier and students Brylon Lett, Samantha Wareham, Shenaye Lett, Macie Wright, Lucian Raper and Merrick Raper.

GREENFIELDS, Dudley Park and Halls Head primary schools are among the first 100 schools chosen to receive funding to convert existing classrooms into science laboratories.

The State Government’s $17 million election commitment included $12 million to transform 200 existing primary school classrooms into science laboratories by 2021, with an additional $5 million for resources.

Each school has identified an area to be transformed into a science lab.

Each school will also receive $250,000 from the $5 million allocation to buy laboratory equipment and resources such as 3D models of the solar system and human anatomy, digital microscopes, 3D printers, virtual reality headsets, robotic kits and renewable energy kits.

Schools were selected based on their plans to grow and improve science education to skill students for jobs of the future.

Half the allocated schools are from low socio-economic areas where students are often disadvantaged by not having access to science facilities.

Mandurah MLA David Templeman said he was confident students at the three schools would take full advantage of the facility.

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