Applecross business owner teaches students about drones

Kerry Street Community School teacher Lucas Black, students Lilijana Drake, 9, Jasmine Steane, 10, and Ma-ayan Orr, 11, learn from Global Drone Solutions chief executive Mahmood Hussein. Picture: Will Russell.
Kerry Street Community School teacher Lucas Black, students Lilijana Drake, 9, Jasmine Steane, 10, and Ma-ayan Orr, 11, learn from Global Drone Solutions chief executive Mahmood Hussein. Picture: Will Russell.

AN Applecross business is linking up with schools around the metropolitan area to help teach students and teachers about drones.

Global Drone Solutions has linked with Kerry Street Community School in Hamilton Hill, St Marks Anglican Primary School and Baldivis Primary School to teach coding to teachers.

Chief executive Mahmood Hussein said they had been teaching a range of people about drones after becoming established three years ago.

“Drones are already popular but they fit in well with STEM as students can find out how they work, as well as learning about aerodynamics and maintenance too,” he said.

“The idea is to teach the teachers about coding and so they can pass on that knowledge to the students.

“Drones are being used to deliver medicine, detect sharks and so much more, this is about future employment as many companies see them as useful tools.”

Kerry Street Community School teacher Lucas Black said the lessons were a great opportunity for real world learning.

“There are scientific elements related to the curriculum as well as good STEM opportunities that tie into coding and designing,” he said.

“The students are really excited about the idea too.”