College teacher, Will Meyer, is passionate about Science. His love for the mechanics of how scientific principles work, marries beautifully with his place at the College, and this week has found him particularly enthusiastic.
The reason? It is National Science Week within Australia. This initiative of the Australian Government is an annual celebration, and provides an opportunity to enjoy and explore the wonders and benefits of science.
Science Week goes from August 11-19, and Secondary students at Cornerstone were encouraged to engage in a series of lunch-time activities. From blowing up table-tennis balls and blowing off lids on tins through to making rockets, there was something that caught the eye of many students.
During the latter part of the week, a paper rocket making competition was run, with a cash prize incentive available for participants. The result was an impressive distance of 25 metres being covered by Jozef Meyer’s creation, 24 metres by Jack Wallace and 20 metres by Timothy Avice Du Buisson.
According to Science Teacher, Will Meyer, the activities were more about engagement and fun than achieving outcomes.
‘Getting students to enjoy the process of science was what I hoped to achieve. Letting every participant take part and enjoy the activities was what we worked for and I think the week delivered that.
He continued by saying: It’s also about letting them see the power of little things – and how even that which is small can be powerful. That’s a lesson for life as well.’