Saturday, July 13, 2024

NT lets off fourth STEAM facility

A $2 million Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) Centre has been opened in the Northern Territory.

Delivered by local Territory company Maxcon, the new Dripstone Middle School’s STEAM Centre is set to prepare and inspire the next generation of architects, engineers, artists and scientists. 

Minister for Education, Eva Lawler said the facility was designed and built to provide a modern teaching and learning environment that supports enquiry-based learning, collaborative peer learning and innovative technology.

Minister for Education, Eva Lawler at the STEAM facility launch.

“STEAM Centres are always popular amongst students because they provide innovative education opportunities,” said Minister Lawler.

“This is our fourth STEAM centre delivered since 2016 with one more on the way at Katherine High, and we know it will be a great addition to students and educators at Dripstone Middle School.”

Dripstone Middle School Principal, Nektaria Pikoulos said the purpose-built facility would allow students to have a space to work on their scientific inquiry, creativity, and problem-solving skills, preparing them as lifelong learners and as global citizens.

“This space allows teachers to walk side by side with students as they pursue creativity and innovation when exploring new challenges and developing their creativity, innovation, collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills as well as technology literacy,” the Principal said.

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