Bunbury Primary School students shine in challenge

Designing the future: Jedd Hogan, 11, Isla Rechichi, 11, and Reece Kidd, 10. Photo: Emily Sharp.
Designing the future: Jedd Hogan, 11, Isla Rechichi, 11, and Reece Kidd, 10. Photo: Emily Sharp.

Bunbury Primary School students have discovered what it takes to create a city thanks to the Western Power Circuit Breakers program. 

Associate principal Franca Dillon said the school had been lucky enough to be given two 3D printers. 

“Schools opted to do it in different ways, we gave it to one Year 5 class who worked with the Science specialist and class teacher and they had to create a city, power it up, houses – everything you would have in a city,” she said. 

“Then there was a science fair at Scitech, where all the kids and schools showcased their cities.

“The kids had to present a powerpoint and it was a showcase of what the kids produced using 3D printing, in terms of incorporating it into a city and what Western Power does to operate cities and houses. 

“They were really excited about it, I think the 3D printing imaging took it to another level in what they could imagine and what they could produce and the possibilities.”

Ms Dillon said it was pretty special for the students with Western Power representatives working with the kids. 

“The teachers selected seven kids and their families to travel to Perth to showcase, it was amazing,” she said.

“They got to see what other kids from other schools did.

“I think it’s important for schools to have partnerships outside a school context.

“The future is working with others and seeing the possibilities.”

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