More than 400 public schools in Western Australia will benefit from a new A $ 18.2 million primary school science program aimed at preparing students for future work.
A program announced by Minister of Education and Training Sue Ellery in late August will upgrade 130 classrooms to science laboratories, enabling all public schools to provide quality science, technology, engineering and math education.
Upon completion of the classroom upgrade, these schools will receive a resource grant of AU $ 25,000.
Minister Ellery said he was pleased to turn the elementary school classroom into a science lab.
“We have already transformed 200 classrooms in schools across the state. Further investment in this program will enhance science education in more than 400 classrooms,” she said.
In addition to the 130 schools mentioned above, an additional 280 schools will receive a grant worth A $ 10.3 million, enabling them to install equipment and technology to boost science.
Grants can be used to purchase 3D models, 3D printers, robotics kids, virtual reality headsets, and renewable energy kits.
Science Minister Roger Cook said an upgrade was needed.
“Students need to be provided with the highest quality equipment and resources in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics so that they can prepare for the work they need in the future.
“Equipping children with STEM skills will help drive the state’s technological future and achieve amazing things like disease prevention and environmental protection.”
This program follows the McGowan Governments 2021 election promise to boost school science.
“We are pleased to fulfill this important government election promise to turn elementary classrooms into science laboratories,” said Minister Ellery.
Government of Western Australia Supporting State Elementary School Science Programs – SchoolNews – Australia
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