Held annually, National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology.
Running each year in August, it features more than 1000 events around Australia, including those delivered by universities, schools, research institutions, libraries, museums and science centres. This year, after a few COVID-19 interrupted years, Faith Lutheran College rejoined the celebration, inviting staff and students to participate in a range of challenges and experiments during break times throughout the week.
From the physics of NERF darts to buckets of mystery organs from the biology department, students have made the most of the opportunities to get hands-on in the science labs, with precious PERMAH Cup points up for grabs.
Complementing the challenges on offer for our existing students, the College also took an opportunity to welcome 24 high-flying Year 5 students to compete in our annual Year 5 Science Challenge. A regular fixture on the Faith Lutheran College calendar, the event invites teams of four from local Primary schools to utilise our science facilities, as they compete in a ‘mini-decathlon’ of scientific activities and challenges.
The College was also pleased and honored to welcome Lockyer Regional Council Mayor, Cr. Tanya Milligan, to assist with the presentation of awards, capping off a wonderful day of learning, competition and science.
A big thank you to the staff in our science team for organising the week’s activities, and for being fantastic ambassadors to our scientists of the future!