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Pupils introduced to academia

A visit to La Trobe University has introduced a group of Tooborac Primary School to the possibilities of tertiary education.

BRONWYN BEYERS June 26, 2014 3:20am

Tooborac Primary School grade 3 student Elizabeth Carlin dissects a moth at Latrobe University. Photo: submitted


Tooborac Primary School students enjoyed an eye-opening excursion to La Trobe University on June 18.

Principal James Tenison-Woods said students had a fantastic day exploring the possibilities that a university education could offer them.

‘‘We had a tour around all the different departments including dentistry, midwifery, science, engineering and education,’’ Mr Tenison-Woods said.

‘‘The students also had the chance to explore the library, canteen and have a short maths lecture with our mathematician pal, Christopher Leonard.

‘‘Christopher is a lecturer at La Trobe who also works with our students on chance and probability.

‘‘Students really enjoy the fun activities he devises for us to develop an understanding of the language of chance,’’ Mr Tenison-Woods said.

After their first maths lecture, students headed to the science lab to look at dead and living creepy-crawlies under microscopes.

‘‘Students were fantastically engaged and are hopefully really considering furthering their education at a venue like La Trobe, which offers scholarships for students from rural areas such as ours,’’ Mr Tension-Woods said.

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