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Meeting the challenge of encouraging young students in science.

Much publicity has been provided over recent months about younger students not being attracted into the field of science, when Australia is becoming bereft of quality scientists.

As part of its wide ranging youth program, the Rotary Club of Wyong/Tuggerah decided to take advantage of a wonderful initiative that will allow school children to explore and discover the wonders of science and the natural world.

This exciting project was initiated by the Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay in Western Australia particularly its President, Diane Collins, who pursued the idea after it was raised by WA Chief Scientist, Professor Lyn Beazley.

Professor Beazley's dream is for every school child in Western Australia to have access to the magnifying microscope because their state is vast and still has so much to be discovered!


In New South Wales, the Rotary club of Wyong/Tuggerah agrees wholeheartedly that children must be encouraged to aspire to be our scientists of tomorrow and believes the most powerful social tool we can offer young people is learning through innovative and inspiring educational opportunities.

This project is one of those opportunities where there are going to be many inspiring moments for those students who will be using these microscopes. As adults and parents, we know that education is the best investment we can make in our children.

As an old Chinese proverb says:

“'If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.”

 

Trumans was pleased to sponsor St Cecilia's Catholic Primary School in this project.  Presentation of their microscopes took place on Thursday, 24 May 2012 when Richard Cox visited the school to make the presentation to the Year Six pupils.

The school was very grateful to receive the microscopes and, as you can see from these photographs, the children were absolutely delighted.

 

 

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