Hands-on learning

Caitlyn WattsPilbara News
Jasmyn Ihanimo, 14, Kai Bourke, 9, Noah Hettirarathi, 9, Shylah Frisch, 8, Tambrey Primary School STEM day.
Camera IconJasmyn Ihanimo, 14, Kai Bourke, 9, Noah Hettirarathi, 9, Shylah Frisch, 8, Tambrey Primary School STEM day.

The Karratha community gathered together at Tambrey Primary School last month to celebrate all things science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The school’s STEM day had an ocean theme and was an opportunity for students to have a hands-on learning experience.

Industry representatives including those from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, Rio Tinto Dampier Salt and Pilbara Ports Authority gave talks to the students and provided professional insight into real-world STEM processes.

Gumula Mirnuwarni Graham (Polly) Farmer Foundation Follow the Dream students, Karratha Girls Academy, Karratha Senior High School catering students and science extension students also attended the event to assist with their younger peers.

TPS STEM co-ordinator Anna Ritzema said the school looked at STEM as the acquisition of skills rather than a subject.

“We are encouraging problem-based learning, we are encouraging challenges and we are encouraging the collaborations between students,” she said.

“We are exposing them to something that they love.”

Get the latest news from thewest.com.au in your inbox.

Sign up for our emails