Last Wednesday was the finale of the Western Power – Circuit Breakers program with a Science Fair at Scitech.

10 Year 5 students attended the event representing their year group who all participated in the program during Semester 2. The Science Fair was an opportunity for the students from the twenty participating schools to show off their power network models.

The students were given the task to create a vision of the power network of the future for our community.  They had to think about how the network would be powered and make sure that it is safe and allows the community to live safely. The Year 5 Coolbinia students did a wonderful job designing their model and included innovative ideas such as solar panels in roads, electric car charging points, community power stations with the option of donating power and even a floating power station! The students who attended the event enjoyed meeting and discussing the models with students from the other schools and a big congratulations must go to students Chloe and Rawija who did a fantastic job presenting the Year 5 work in the Scitech lecture theatre.  A massive thank you to Mrs Creasy, Geoff Kaye, our STEM Professional, for assisting at the event, Lewis Peaty, our Western Power engineer, and the parents who attended the event.

As a long term outcome of our participation in the Circuit Breakers program Coolbinia PS now has two 3D Printers which will be integrated into the school’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) planning and subsequent programs. In addition to this, each Year 5 student will receive a 3D printed trophy for their participation in the program which will be presented at a future assembly before the end of term.

Well done Year 5s!

Mr Ian Wilson – Year 3 Teacher and Technologies Specialist Yrs. 3 – 6