Get your lab coats ready.....
OUr 2019 Science competitions are now open
School aged students are invited to enter and present a STEM experiment they have completed (see Entry Guidelines for more details). At the event our young Scientists will be provided with a small desk to present their entry and attendees will be able to engage with our entrants and view their submissions (Ideas and Examples). At the closure of the event prizes will be awarded and all participants will be acknowledged for their submissions.
Who: Entries are open to Primary School aged students (there are two events running this year one on the Northern Beaches and one on the Lower North Shore - see separate event details and registration links below).
Cost: FREE - Entry to attend and participation in the event is free.
Prizes: There will be a number of prizes up for grabs at the event! Stay tuned for more information closer to the event!
LOWER NORTH SHORE EVENT
Thursday 12th September 4:30-6:30pm
Dunnet Hall Redlands Junior School Allister Street Cremorne
NORTHERN BEACHES EVENT
Thursday 19th September 4:30-6:30pm
The Main Hall Seaforth Public School, 37 Kempbridge Avenue Seaforth
It is estimated 65% of children entering primary school today will ultimately end up working in completely new job types that don’t even exist yet. It is expected that a significant proportion of these new job types will be in STEM-related fields. Unfortunately, Australian schools show a decline in the rates of participation in ‘science’ subjects to the lowest level in 20 years. This has significant consequences for the future workforce with 75% of the fastest growing occupations now requiring STEM skills. With an obvious gap between STEM participation rates and a future workforce dependent on STEM skills something needs to be done.
A local STEM competition will be a great way to get kids from across the Lower North Shore and Northern Beaches involved in and excited about STEM. It will also provide local schools an opportunity to showcase some of the exciting things they are doing in the STEM space.