St Nicholas of Myra students reach for the sky

Space camp students

THIS year, students at St Nicholas of Myra Primary, Penrith have been given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel across the globe for science.

For the first time ever, the school will take two groups of students on two exciting excursions to the United States of America.

The first group is due to jet set off in May and head to Knoxville Tennessee as part of an international science learning program called ‘Destination Imagination’.

A second group of students will head off to Space Camp in October at the California Space Station.

St Nicholas of Myra principal Anita Knezevic said the switched-on school community has been expanding their learning and teaching in science.

“We’re serious about making science more active, hands on and inspiring with fun educational programs,” Mrs Knezevic said.

“We need to harness the natural curiosity, awe and wonder from students around learning.”

The students who are going to space camp posing in a photo

Space Camp students Brayden and Jai Parkes, Lucy Keane, Arad Razaghi, Talya Arokianathan and Ellie Walker are all very excited about their upcoming trip.

Brayden Parkes said he was looking forward to learning about the planets and how they work, while his brother Jai is more curious about learning how rockets work and what other life forms have been discovered.

Talya Arokianathan is curious about how gravity works and the different types of plants you can find on other planets.

The Destination Imagination students who are off to Knoxville Tennessee in May are: Year 6 students Caleb Culley, Ante Brox, Victor Rosales and Ella Becroft, and Xavier College, Llandilo Year 7 students Emily Keane and Stacie Becroft will also join them.

The school has been able to gain a Government grant to help cover some of the costs of the excursions. Fundraising activities have included an ‘Out Of This World’ disco and a school fete to be held on Saturday, May 19 from 10.30am to 4pm.

Posted By Lachlan Andrews at 10/04/2018 3:31:14 PM

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