Microscopes magnify students’ curiosity
Leaning Tree School students will be able to take a closer look at the world around them thanks to a donation of 20 new microscopes from the Rotary Club of Geraldton.
Club president Ross Baietta handed over 20 brand new microscopes to Leaning Tree School education manager Lara Sampson last week.
Mrs Sampson said the donation would be met by excitement when students returned to school in 2017.
“Science is the best way to build a child’s curiosity and I’m grateful we’re able to give them the resource to do that,” she said.
“These microscopes will give the children access to the micro-world and allow them to experience it for themselves.
“We now have a microscope per student for our science classes and we’re grateful to Rotary for making that happen.”
The donation is part of the Statewide Microscopes in Schools project, originally initiated by WA chief scientist Professor Lyn Beazley in 2010.
Rotary clubs across the State have since taken part in the project by donating microscopes to local schools in the area.
Mr Baietta said the Rotary Club of Geraldton wanted to inspire a love of science in children from a young age.
“We’ve already donated microscopes to several schools in the region and we’re excited to be able to do this again for Leaning Tree School,” he said.
“We need things like microscopes to help encourage an interest in science from a young age.”
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