Future scientists in the making

Future scientists in the making

Woodland Grove Primary science teacher Mr Liackman (left), principal Ashley Mottershead and Member for the East Metropolitan region Matthew Swinbourn with students Isabella, Tyler, Aiden and Kyra. Photograph – Aaron Van Rongen.

Students at a Byford primary school will soon be surrounded by digital microscopes, three-dimensional printers and virtual reality headsets when their ordinary classroom transforms into an innovative science laboratory. 

One of Woodland Grove Primary’s classrooms will be converted into a science laboratory while a further $25,000 has also been pledged to the school for the new equipment and resources, which will help teachers deliver hands-on, high quality science lessons for their students. 

Principal Ashley Mottershead said the new facility would help enrich the student’s science learning experiences.

“We have a strong science focus at Woodland Grove Primary that is supported through a specialist science teacher and our Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics program,” she said.” 

A total of 100 schools around the state received the State Government funding, which included $12 million to transform the existing primary school classrooms and a further $5 million for the equipment. 

Construction on the Woodland Grove Primary classroom is expected to start in 2020 or 2021.