New science lab to be built at Dalmain Primary School

News Date: 08 Mar 2018

Category: Buildings

Students from Dalmain Primary School in Kingsley are set to benefit from a new science lab. 

The McGowan Government's $17 million 'Science in Schools' election commitment will see 200 primary school classrooms transformed into science laboratories by 2021.

Premier Mark McGowan discussed plans for the new lab with Dalmain Primary School staff and students today while visiting the classroom which will be converted.

The school will also receive $25,000 to purchase laboratory equipment and resources such as 3D models of the solar system and human anatomy, digital microscopes, 3D printers, virtual reality headsets, robotics kits and renewable energy kits.

Schools were selected based on their plans to grow and improve science education to skill students for the jobs of the future.

Premier Mark McGowan spoke of the many benefits the project will bring for students. 

"We want to spark an interest in science in WA children from a young age, so they continue with that study in secondary school and are ready for the jobs of the future.

"The skills and concepts learnt in science, technology, engineering and mathematics are crucial for future job prospects.

"WA public primary school students will now learn the skills in modern, well-equipped laboratories."

Kingsley MLA Jessica Stojkovski said the facilities will be of great use to teachers.

"The science lab at Dalmain Primary School will add to the school's strong focus on science, which includes a partnership with Scitech and work with organisation Young Engineers Australia.

"Having a speciality science lab in the school will enable teachers to plan more contemporary, hands-on activities for students, who will learn in a facility with the resources and equipment they need.

"I'm proud to be part of a McGowan Labor Government that is delivering for the Kingsley community."

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