Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan today announced a grant of more than $42,000 to help equip its students for the digital age.
“Our school children need to be digitally literate when they leave school so they can compete in the modern world,” he said.
“That’s why I have announced this grant of more than $40,000 to Wyrallah Road Public School’ for its ‘Future Technologies Project’.
“This project will increase student participation in STEM and integrate digital literacy in all key learning areas.”
A permanent ‘Maker Space’ will be set up and teachers will be provided with professional learning,” Mr Hogan said.
Wyrallah Road Public School’s technology specialist Mark Platt said “technology changes rapidly and it is important to teach students of today, the skills they will need in the future”.
“Technology provides students with engaging opportunities to develop their critical and creative thinking skills.
“Today’s students will need a very different skill set in the future and the capacity to problem solve on their own.
“This grant will provide our school with the resources to scaffold the learning of our students across all stages of development, with the goal in mind of establishing future-focused learners.”