Gympie State High school principal Murray Wegner and Dr Peter Musk with the plaque commemorating the opening of the new science building at the school.
Gympie State High school principal Murray Wegner and Dr Peter Musk with the plaque commemorating the opening of the new science building at the school.

Science's boost from new building

HISTORY was made at Gympie High on Friday as principal Murray Wegner formally opened a new $2 million dollar facility built thanks to the Federal Government BER Program.

The new eco-friendly building includes two science laboratories, two classrooms and a staff room.

Mr Wegner praised the efforts of Steve Jones and Damian White for guiding the project through problems of a crowded site and a long-forgotten asbestos-ridden dump to last week's successful conclusion.

Students were on hand to demonstrate the 21st century science they will learn in the new labs as part of the innovative STEM science program recently introduced to Gympie High.

Blending science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, student projects in programmable robotics, sensor technology and remote control devices prepare them for 21st century jobs.

"The students are so excited about these projects we can't keep them out of the labs at lunchtime, and have to chase them home at the end of the day," teacher Tony Grudzinski said. "It will be great to have a new dedicated home for the STEM class."

Gympie Times


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