National Science Week

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. These events attract a wide audience from children to adults, and science amateurs to professionals. Over one million people participate in science events across the nation.

Here at ESC we were excited that after two years of cancellations due to lockdowns, Science Week was up and running with special activities in science classes as well as optional activities available at lunchtimes. This year’s theme was “Glass: More than Meets the Eye.”  Students had the opportunity to learn about all the ways glass affects our lives.  They explored microscopes, telescopes, mirrors and prisms, cameras and film, made a kaleidoscope, and much more!

The photo contest winners for Science Week are:

First Place

Ben McGough 10B (Light & Liquid)

Mitchell Blackwell 10E (Space & Sky)

Jayden Regan 7A (Micrograph) – Junior School winner

Second Place

Nate Denham (9G (Nature)

Isy Pittard 7C  (Nature & Micrograph) – Junior School runner up

Ava Griffin 8G (Light & Liquid)

Ashley Forster – Science Domain Leader

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