Published on: 19 August 2020

This week we have been celebrating National Science Week. National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology, held every year in August, and featuring more than 1000 events around Australia, including those delivered by universities, schools, research institutions, libraries, museums and science centres.

The theme for 2020 is ‘Deep Blue: innovations for the future of our oceans’. In accordance with the theme, our boys have been exploring the sustainability of our oceans – what is needed to achieve economic, environmental and social sustainability, combined with innovative technologies, capabilities and skills to do this.

In celebration of Science Week Christ Church has been hosting a number of events and activities including:

  • Science facts each day in tutorial
  • VR experiences of The Blu in the Library at lunchtime
  • The ever popular Annual Science Quiz was held for Years 7 – 9 during lunchtime on Tuesday 18 August and the Years 10 – 12 quiz will be held during lunchtime on Thursday 20 August. Prizes will be awarded for the teams coming 1st, 2nd and 3rd as well as prizes for the best science-related team name
  • A media competition whereby students are invited to submit a short video or photo showing their connection to our oceans

Environmental scientist and author of Aurealis award shortlisted book The Lost Stone of Sky City Heather Waugh will also be coming in to talk to a number of classes throughout the school this week.

Head of Science Edward Hogg spoke on the importance of National Science Week “Now more than ever, science plays a critical role in our society, and within Christ Church we aim to help our students increase their awareness and understanding of their environment, and the way they interact within it. Our hands-on, visual and practical approach to the sciences provides a solid platform to facilitate student learning. Our location with access to both the ocean and river facilitates a bond with these incredible resources for our boys, the focus on sustainability of these resonating strongly with them. We look forward to a week of celebrating science.