A focus of the Rise Up program is to support students to aspire to the next level, enhance student sense of belonging and strengthen community connection. The Rise Up program at Newman Senior High School recently collaborated with the school Quantitative Sciences department and BHP to host Science Week.
Students participated in multiple events to increase their awareness of STEM career pathways and engage in science, innovation and entrepreneurial activities. During the week, students participated in science related activities including an innovation project, exhibited for the whole school to view; a ‘Mining Mars’ diorama competition, judged by students and mine geologists from BHP; a fun slime making lunch time activity, as well as morning tea to celebrate students’ success and a barbeque lunch, both supported by Woolworths.
All activities provided students with opportunity to explore future pathways and connections to industry with BHP, facilitated through the Pathways program. Students also celebrated their achievements in science, by recognition through Rise Up reward certificates.
Science Week was an occasion for parents to see celebrations of student success, and for students to recognise the fun side of science.
“It was really cool, showcasing what everyone did. I like seeing what the other years did and was pretty proud of myself and my group”
“My dad was really proud of me when he came to assembly, it’s better than most assessments and it was motivational”