Enjoy the photos taken at the Science Expo last week.  They show many facets of learning including engagement, interest, appreciation, curiosity, inquisitiveness, inquiry, problem solving and creativity to name just a few.

Thank you to everyone who visited on Thursday evening.  I know that students wished to show their own work on display as well as sharing the achievements and efforts of others.  Your presence was appreciated by students and staff.

During the Expo I saw a constant flow of class buddies (older and younger students), working together to understand each of the science presentations.  Trott Park Kindy, Woodend Children’s Centre and Goodstart Early Learning Centres all visited and Trott Park Kindy shared their own experiment.

This has topped off the great efforts of families during the school holidays and the visiting scientist program that took place during the week.  Each scientist brought a level of expertise about their own interests and passions to the workshops.  Scientists covered everything from looking closely at plant cells and how the scientists are working to increase salt tolerance of crops, to SciWorld presentations where students saw gravitational forces at work along with how the invisible power of a vortex is able to effect the environment around them.  Thank you to teaching and non-teaching staff who organised and assisted the scientist program, capably led by Cathie Luke.

The learning taken from this event will last a lifetime and hopefully inspire some children to pursue careers in science.

Steve Freeman

Cathie Luke
Senior Leader