Leeming SHS students use data and help from Scitech to predict Perth’s future


Leeming SHS students Lachlan Taylor, Nicholas Munro and Lachlan Bennett at the video screening at Scitech’s Planetarium.
Leeming SHS students Lachlan Taylor, Nicholas Munro and Lachlan Bennett at the video screening at Scitech’s Planetarium.

FORGET crystal balls and fortune tellers; Leeming Senior High School students have used census data to predict the future for WA’s capital as part of Scitech’s Picture Perth project.

Scitech teamed up with students from five high schools across Perth, challenging them to tell a story about how the city is changing and predict what it might look like in the future.

Working in a team, Leeming SHS students explored census results from both Perth and Australia to understand what had changed over time and identify trends that interested them.

The team put their findings into practice and brought their educated predictions to life in a short video.

Leeming SHS’s video shined the spotlight on diversity and equality in the workforce, focussing on disposable income, job choice and the potential for achieving equity in the future.

“All the teams explored very different aspects of the census data and it provided a well-rounded and interesting look into our history and the potential future of Perth,” Scitech science squad officer Leon Smith said.

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