Girrawheen school celebrates launch of science space

Hudson Park Primary School student Bernadette Lowthorpe.
Hudson Park Primary School student Bernadette Lowthorpe.

GIRRAWHEEN students turned their heads to the moon to mark Science Week as their school celebrated the opening of its science laboratory.

Hudson Park Primary School held an event themed ‘Destination Moon: more missions, more science’ on August 16.

Hollie Ormesher.

“The week culminated with a special assembly where Year 5 and 6 students shared interesting facts they had learnt such as how gravity keeps the planets aligned and that there are three golf balls on the moon,” teacher Vince Cardenia said.

“This assembly was also a wonderful occasion with the official opening of our new science laboratory by (Girrawheen MLA) Margaret Quirk which was funded through a McGowan government’s election commitment.

Girrawheen MLA Margaret Quirk with students Luca Thompson Chennen and Diana Bui.

“Guests, parents and community members were invited to tour the laboratory where students used microscopes to display plant cells, demonstrated how to use a red cabbage as a universal indicator for acids and bases, how detergent disperses oils and finally a demonstration using a 3D printer.

Girrawheen MLA Margaret Quirk with students Bella Wilson and Xavier Mullarkey.

“The morning events was also a combined celebration with our school community acknowledging and thanking our P&C members for the wonderful work they do.”

The school held a morning tea to thank P&C members.