Hamersley, Karrinyup, Innaloo, Woodlands and North Beach primary schools to get extra science funding

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CLASSROOMS at five local primary schools will be converted into science labs.

Education Minister Sue Ellery announced 100 schools have been selected for the $12 million project in 2018-19.

Successful schools include Glendale Primary School in Hamersley, Newborough Primary School in Karrinyup, Innaloo’s Yuluma Primary School and North Beach and Woodlands primary schools.

Each school will have an area transformed into a science laboratory and receive $25,000 to purchase equipment and resources.

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

“It is vital for today’s students to understand the concepts taught in science, technology, engineering and mathematics for their future job prospects,” Ms Ellery said.

“Even those students who don’t become science practitioners will benefit from the generic skills science subjects teach them – teamwork, problem solving, creativity, independent thinking, critical analysis, initiative and communication.”

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