Dedicated science rooms for all primary schools

Wednesday, 15 December, 2021

Dedicated science rooms for all primary schools

A dedicated science room will be built into all newly constructed WA primary schools from 2024.

This is in addition to a new $18.2 million primary school science program to upgrade schools across the state.

Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery announced the new modification to the design of public primary schools, which will further support science teaching and learning.

The purpose-built science rooms in new schools will have workstations, adjustable benches, sinks, special non-slip floors, store rooms and access to a courtyard.

More than 400 public primary schools across WA will benefit and, as part of the package, those schools will have access to science resource grants to enable them to boost their science education equipment and materials.

This investment builds on the previous election commitment, where 200 public schools around the state had classrooms transformed into science laboratories and were provided a $25,000 science equipment and resources grant.

“Turning primary school classrooms into science labs is another way to inspire students’ love of learning and this program will continue for more than 400 primary schools,” said Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery.

“High-quality facilities and resources in science, technology, engineering and maths are important to prepare students for jobs of the future.”

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