CALROSSY dived headfirst into a new education initiative with an intensive week-long program dedicated to all things water.
This is Calrossy’s maiden voyage into “Water Week”, where year seven and eight students lose their usual class timetables in favour of a custom problem-based learning initiative dedicated to one of our most precious resources.
Calrossy Information Communication Technology (ICT) Integrator Amber Chase helped devise Water Week and said it was designed to overcome a typical lull in motivation for students by the end of the school year.
“It’s a bit of a challenge at this time of year to keep the students motivated and excited about what’s happening at school,” Mrs Chase said.
The week will cover water’s role in biology, physics, sports science among other topics.
One session saw students making structural additions to robotic spheres to make them travel faster on the water’s surface.
“It’s a process of iteration and improving what they have worked on to come up with a final project.” Mrs Chase said.
The week will culminate with students presenting a water-related project with Tamworth Regional Council set to cast an eye over students’ ideas. Mrs Chase said the school will look to roll-out similar intensive learning experiences into the future.