TESTING TIMES: Year 7 Bremer State High School students (from left) Ashlee Verrall, Pheobe Norris and Pheonix Weaves don’t look back as the school introduces a new Science Excellence Pathway program.
TESTING TIMES: Year 7 Bremer State High School students (from left) Ashlee Verrall, Pheobe Norris and Pheonix Weaves don’t look back as the school introduces a new Science Excellence Pathway program. David Nielsen

Bremer science program leaves the rest for dead

IPSWICH could very well be home to the next Albert Einstein, Marie Curie or Steve Jobs.

Local students are focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) learning, with Bremer State High School leading the way with the introduction of an exciting new Science Excellence Pathway.

Science teacher Elizabeth Ricketts said the Year 7 streamed excellence extension class would give students a chance to shine and would promote the next generation of development.

"We have started a science excellence program this year which invited Year 5 and 6 students from local primary schools to come to Bremer and experience a few days of science excellence," Ms Ricketts said.

"Next year they will be invited to join the school's new Science Excellence Pathway."

Ms Ricketts said the school's focus on STEM was designed to give students a leg up in an increasingly evolving world.

"Our future is in technology and innovation and we need to prepare kids for that," she said.

"They're going to be gaining all the necessary skills for real life but also the skills to succeed in their science pathway if they choose to follow that into uni but also to many other pathways such as engineering, technology, innovation, business, even the arts."

The science teacher, who graduated from Bremer State High School in 2010, said the school's new first-class science facilities encouraged students to get involved with the subject.

"There have been so many changes since I was at school," she said.

"Science starts from an early age now. We want to make this school the top choice for science in Ipswich."



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