Leonardo Day brings fun to science

Science fun: Allanson Primary School students Tiana Catherwoot, Claudia Scoffern and India Bissaker. Photo: Taylar Amonini.
Science fun: Allanson Primary School students Tiana Catherwoot, Claudia Scoffern and India Bissaker. Photo: Taylar Amonini.

Allanson students saw the fun side of science last month as they celebrated Leonardo day with seven other primary schools.

Leonardo Day, named after the famous Italian artists, scientist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci, has been running for 30 years as a celebration of science for smaller schools throughout the South West.

More than 100 year four to year six students from seven primary schools took part in the day held at Brunswick Showgrounds.

The aim of the day was to get students interested in science, by showing the practical ways it is used and what STEM career opportunities there are.

As part of the day, the students divided into groups and spent 30 minutes at each station completing different types of practical science experiments.

Allanson student India Bissaker said she enjoyed the days activities.

"It's fun to learn different applications of science and getting to do it with my friends and new people is great," she said.

Joining Allanson were Brunswick Junction Primary School, Our Lady of Lourdes School, Dardanup Primary School, Clifton park Primary School, St Mary's Catholic Primary School and St Michael's Catholic Primary School.