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Wimmera students to attend John Monash Science School

SCIENCE SHOWCASE: Birchip P-12 College year 10 student Darcy Sheahan learns about opportunities available through John Monash Science School during an information day. Picture: KELLY LAIRD

SCIENCE SHOWCASE: Birchip P-12 College year 10 student Darcy Sheahan learns about opportunities available through John Monash Science School during an information day. Picture: KELLY LAIRD


Wimmera year 10 students will have access to specialist science teachers and courses outside the Victorian curriculum through a Melbourne university program.
Twenty students from across regional Victoria will spend four weeks studying at John Monash Science School in Melbourne, while others will participate in an online outreach program.
Science school staff visited Horsham College on Wednesday to speak with students, parents and teachers.
John Monash Science School principal Peter Corkill said the visit showcased the organisation’s two outreach possibilities.
He said the school ran a four-week immersive experience for regional students in Melbourne.
He said the program allowed participants to study alongside other students passionate about science, maths and technology.
Horsham College year 10 student Ruby Puls will attend the course in Melbourne later this year.
She said she knew she would benefit from working alongside like-minded students.
Ruby said she thought the program would also help keep her employment options for the future open.
“From biology to astrophysics, science is forever changing and evolving; discovering ways to tackle issues both worldwide and rural,” she said.
“Scientists are constantly adapting the ways we learn and understand the world around us.”
Horsham College science learning area head Tara Crowe said the information session gave the students an opportunity to learn about what to expect during their stay in Melbourne.
“They discovered a bit about what they will see and do while they are there, along with information about host families and getting around Melbourne,” she said.
“It’s a great opportunity for the students who put in the hard yards to apply and be accepted.
“I think the program is something we’ll push a bit harder next year.”

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Posted on May 25 2016

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