Senior students join mission of discovery
Published on: 15 August 2019
This week boys in the Senior School have been celebrating Science Week and its theme Destination Moon, which commemorates 50 years since the first landing on the moon.
This year’s theme challenges students to discover past missions to the moon and space programs that have solved some of the seemingly unsolvable problems.
Celebrations this week have included the annual and popular ‘Big Science Quiz’, a photography competition, and a visit by Christ Church old boy, UWA research fellow and TEDx speaker Ben McAllister who spoke to Years 11 and 12 students about his work in ‘axion high mass dark matter.’
“Christ Church has a successful Science program based on a challenging, hands on, collaborative approach to all aspects of the subject,” explains Head of Science, Mr Edward Hogg.
“The School provides many opportunities throughout the year for students to participate in competitions and activities, and this year sees a group of students travel to NASA in the USA to participate in their space education program.”
“Our students are encouraged to think critically and creatively. They are taught to embrace concepts of diversity, sustainability and conservation, whilst appreciating the importance of planning, precision, accuracy, recording and interpreting scientific data.”