Rockets, robotics and electronics were all on the table this year for students taking part in a program fostering the brains of Tasmania’s future workers.
Hydro Tasmania, in partnership with the The Smith Family, have wrapped up another round of STEM Learning Clubs in the Launceston area for students in grades 1 to 6 – and signed on for another.
The clubs seek to provide a safe, supportive environment where students can access resources and participate in activities to help them with homework, along with literacy, numeracy and science.
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“Who loves creating something that’s not on the box?” Hydro Tasmania education coordinator Gina Harvey asked the group of about 15. Hands around the room shot up with a chorus of cheers.
Led by Smith Family staff and volunteers, the program is really about helping kids understand they have the ability to solve complex problems, according to Ms Harvey.
“We have a duty,” she said.
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