Belmont Primary School upgraded with Science in Schools laboratory

Belmont Primary School student Conner and Brett conducting their first experience in the new lab.
Belmont Primary School student Conner and Brett conducting their first experience in the new lab.

BELMONT Primary School is the first of 100 schools to open its new science lab under the State Government’s ‘Science in Schools’ program.

Science teacher Carolyn Waters, with the aid of principal Stephanne Dann, applied for the $50,000 grant, deciding to delay her retirement upon hearing the news the school had been successful.

The grant has seen $25,000 go to converting a regular classrooms into a specialised laboratory complete with non-spill flooring, further electrical power points, microwave and refrigerator.

The remaining $25,000 went towards purchasing generic equipment and 10 new dual scope microscopes that will replace the two mini scopes currently used.

The ‘Science in Schools’ program is available for another 100 primary school classrooms with second round expressions of interest today .

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

“We want all children in WA to be excited about science from a young age so they continue to study it in secondary school and prepare for jobs of the future,” Premier Mark McGowan said.

Expressions of interest close August 17.