Supporting love of science

Tranby Primary School student Daniel Johnson, science program |co-ordinator Robin Byrne and Carlisle Primary School student Zoe Limpanyalers. Picture: Elle Borgward d400930
Tranby Primary School student Daniel Johnson, science program |co-ordinator Robin Byrne and Carlisle Primary School student Zoe Limpanyalers. Picture: Elle Borgward d400930

Participating schools were offered three places for academically capable students to visit the college campus for two hours once a week to participate in the course.

Currently 17 Year 6 students from Kewdale, Cloverdale, Belmay, Belmont, Redcliffe, Carlisle and Tranby primary schools are taking part in the eight-week course, with Year 5 students set to participate next term.

Teacher and program co-ordinator Robin Byrne said the course was a great way for students to become interested and involved in science.

‘The students participate in a series of fun, hands-on science activities and investigations including some chemistry, biology and physics,’ she said.

‘It provides an opportunity for academically capable students in the Belmont area to be recognised and have their extension needs met, and to interact and make friends with other students at their ability level.’