Ranford Primary School in Canning Vale will receive $20,000 to boost students’ digital literacy, through the second round of the Turnbull Government’s Digital Literacy School Grants Program.
WA Liberal Senator Linda Reynolds welcomed the funding, which would be used to develop an innovative new digital technologies program in the school.
“Thanks to this funding, Ranford Primary School will develop a permanent, designated Makerspace – a place where students can come together to learn, design and make,” Senator Reynolds said.
“This will provide all studens access to a range of resources and learning opportunities that directly support and enhance understanding, processes and production skills in the digital technologies curriculum. I’m looking forward to seeing how this project helps Ranford Primary School build the digital skills of their students and sparks an interest in important fields like science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).”
“This will be a valuable opportunity for students and teachers to create, collaborate and innovate, using digital technology activities in their classrooms.”
Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the Turnbull Government was investing $4 million towards the Digital Literacy School Grants program to help school students improve their digital literacy and to boost their participation in STEM subjects.
Ranford Primary School was one of 60 schools selected from across Australia to receive funding for their innovative and engaging digital literacy project,” Minister Birmingham said.
“Some of the exciting projects recieving grants involve students’ building and coding through digital circuits and robotic devices, 3D modelling and printing and digital manufacturing and digital fabrication.
“I am delighted that schools across Australia are being empowered to establish a culture of innovation and creativity while equipping students with the digital literacy skills that will be in demand in the future.”
For more information visit: www.education.gov.au/digital-literacy-school-grants
Senator Reynolds’ media contact: Amy Blom 08 9477 5411, 0431 685 372 or firstname.lastname@example.org