One afternoon St Kieran's Catholic primary school teacher Peta Laffin sat down with her principal to think of new and creative ways to teach hands-on learning experiences.
They came up with the idea to expand on their already operational STEAM program.
Once a week during lunch time the school runs a program called STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Maths) which was put together to give the students a vocational experience of these subject areas.
The expansion was a two day program filled with all sorts of fun and interesting science experiments which took place on September 18-19.
Teacher Peta Laffin said there were many reasons for running STEAM.
"The emphasis is coming back on these areas and hands-on experimenting aids learning," Ms Laffin said.
"Group based activities build confidence and teamwork. One day these children will be out in the workforce and require these skills and it creates fun and excitement and caters for different learning styles."
Ms Laffin said the program will look to expand.
"We are looking to do this every year and involve members of the community who work in these areas. It is important to introduce these subjects and learning capabilities at a young age," she said.
"As the students move through activities they may develop a passion for an area that may lead to a career in later life."
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