Hensman Street Kindy gets scientific

Children at Hensman Street Kindy take part in a science experiment.
Children at Hensman Street Kindy take part in a science experiment.

A SOUTH Perth kindergarten made a science breakthrough last month after it became the first school in WA to be accredited as a Little Scientists’ House.

Little Scientists is a not-for-profit initiative designed to facilitate children’s curiosity for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) with fun experiments.

The program is now offered at Hensman Street Kindy and is aimed to spark teachers and educators’ interest and encourage them to explore new concepts and ideas with classes interactively.

“We are thrilled to be involved with the program,” teacher Christy-Lee Antonas said.

“Along with the children’s natural curiosity, the Little Scientists’ program will assist with our teaching program and delivery of science and mathematics concepts.”

Hensman Street Kindy unveiled the accreditation at a special gathering of parents, teachers and special guests, and children were encouraged to experiment with the science-based activities after the official ceremony.

Association of Independent Schools in Western Australia spokeswoman Wendy Gorman offered high praise to the teachers and staff involved.

“Hensman Street Kindy has again been at the forefront of a great education initiative and we look forward to seeing other independent schools become a Little Scientists’ House,” she said.