Alkimos Beach PS welcomes National Theatre for Children for sustainability lesson


The National Theatre for Children at Alkimos Primary School. Picture: Martin Kennealey d480570
The National Theatre for Children at Alkimos Primary School. Picture: Martin Kennealey d480570

STUDENTS learnt about sustainability from bees, a bear and an ant when The National Theatre for Children visited Alkimos Beach Primary School this week.

Actors performed educational plays for the Bee on the Team program at the school as part of a science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem) movement that integrates the arts, creating Steam, to foster innovation.

Following the comedy shows, groups of students explored scientific problems, created posters and built motorized models using Lego Education kits.

The National Theatre for Children.

“There’s nothing out there like this new integrated Steam experience for students, teachers and families,” theatre managing director Tobias Benn said.

“(The) program offers primary school students hands-on, in-class Steam education experiences combined with Lego Education robotics, all tied together by the motivational and educational impact of live theatre.”

Eglinton’s Amberton estate developer Stockland funded the March 14 visit as part of the program’s national tour.

“We strongly believe that we have an important role to play in fostering innovation in students and helping to educate the next generation in the importance of Steam-based learning,” sustainability manager Penny Courtie said.

Visit www.beeontheteam.com.au for more information.

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