Community Benefits

Secondary Science

Science Week this year was 15-23 August (Week 5, Term 3). We have been celebrating all things science and would like to share some of the exciting upgrades and activities Merredin College students have been involved in this year.

The Science department held two competitions during the week, one was a science quiz during home room on Friday morning and the other was a competition to name the new drone. The Science department was able to gain a grant from Collgar Wind Farm to purchase a Mavicair2. Select year 10 and 12 students are currently learning how to fly the drone through training provided by our qualified drone pilot Ms Deborah Cartwright. Keep and eye on our social media pages for aerial footage of the school and upcoming athletics carnivals.

The newly refurbished science classroom was ready in Term 2 this year. Ms Cartwright and students are now settled in to their new learning environment. Make sure you come and check out the space during Merredin College Open Day to be held early in Term 4.

Science/Phys Ed was also lucky to have an ICT upgrade with a class set of iPads. Students have already been using these for research and looking as 3D cells through Augmented Reality on Google Expeditions.

We are currently planning for the implementation for CoRE next year. CoRE education establishes linkages that connect industry, community, education, and government (State and Federal) to meet students needs and deliver future sustainable workforces for Australian Industry.

 

Source; The Phoenix Newspaper, Merredin WA, 28th August 2020