Wesley College students get look into every day effects of science


Wesley College Junior School student Jacob Leong gets involved in the STEAM Day.
Wesley College Junior School student Jacob Leong gets involved in the STEAM Day.

WESLEY College Junior School students got a look into how science affects everyday life.

Hunting for dinosaur fossils, problem solving and forensic science were all a part of the school’s STEAM Day (science, technology, environment, arts and maths) on September 14.

Head of Junior School Cate Begbie said the idea was to have a day to focus on the sciences after previously having events that celebrated arts, sports and literature.

“We wanted the students to see the scope of science and how it exists in everyday life,” she said.

“We had the students divided into their six house groups so they were working with kids all of ages working together.”

Ms Begbie said among the events held on the day was creating fossils and hunting for them, a mock crime scene and coding in the library.

“There was also more arts-based activities and some drama too as well as some paper plane building,”

“It was a highly successful day; the kids were excited to take part in the day.