North West Telegraph | Polly Farmer Foundation

Science camp a huge hit

Science camp a huge hit

Twelve Port Hedland students from the Graham (Polly) Farmer Foundation program flew to Perth recently for a four-day science camp.

Students from Baler, Cassia and South Hedland primary schools were selected based on their excellent attendance, positive attitude in school, and exceptional behaviour to take part in engaging activities focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Students participated in a range of fascinating science activities including a team-building challenge at Perth Zoo, a plastering workshop at the University of Western Australia’s School of Indigenous Studies, a close encounter with marine animals at the Aquarium of Western Australia and experiments at the CSIRO lab at Scitech.

Students also got a taste of the world of employment when they visited BHP’s Perth office, where they learnt about the mining industry and BHP employee Simon Corrigan showed them the spectacular view from the top floor.