At Willy Primary we have an ever-expanding STEM program. We run both in-class and extra-curricular programs to provide our students with a range of opportunities to explore the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
Robotics/Coding: We currently utilise the Lego Mindstorms EV3, Lego WeDo 2.0, Sphero SPRK+ robotics kits and Parrot drones which contain software and hardware that are used to create customisable, programmable robots. Using these kits, the students learn to construct and program a variety of robots with the aim of having them undertake a series of challenging tasks. We also utilise a variety of iPad apps to support our students to develop their coding skills, including Swift Playgrounds and Scratch.
3D Printing: Recently we established our Design Masters space. This space is a collaborative place where students are encouraged to create something out of nothing and to explore their own interests. Some of the skills that are acquired in Design Master include 3D design, 3D modelling and printing. We aim for our Design Masters program to be a place where students can connect the digital world with traditional hand-on technologies, by using a range of readily available materials. We see this space as important for helping to prepare our students with critical entrepreneurial skills in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Design Masters is at their core, places to foster entrepreneurship, creativity, critical thinking skills and self-confidence.