News

Landmark partnership brings STEM to life in classrooms

Source: Australian Resources and Energy Group
Archived 6 May 2020 - Posted: 9 Mar 2020
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) will be brought to life in primary schools across the nation through a landmark partnership between the peak employer group for the resources and energy industry and the market leader of Australian children’s publishing.

Australian Resources and Energy Group AMMA will join forces with Scholastic to connect educators and students with STEM fields and the diverse and rewarding careers offered within the sector.

“Ahead of International Women’s Day this Sunday, AMMA is incredibly excited to announce our new partnership with Scholastic, the unrivalled leader of Australian children’s publishing,” Tara Diamond, AMMA Director Operations, said.

“We can think of no better way to engage students, particularly girls, with STEM industry concepts and change the often-outdated image of the industry through resources and books. We aim to tell stories about the industry and connect STEM subjects to real world activities and jobs.

“As a renowned provider of education materials in classrooms all over the country and with an iconic book club and book fairs, Scholastic is an exceptional platform to provide young children and educators with important STEM and industry related content and inspiration.

“This initiative will do wonders in promoting and raising awareness, to both girls and boys, about the range of STEM-based careers within Australia’s incredibly diverse resources and energy industry.”

The partnership between AMMA and Scholastic will see teacher resources and early reader books distributed in hard copy and digital form, accompanied with reading discussion notes and lesson plans for teachers.

Female role models and characters will feature in the resources and energy industry stories, ensuring students can make a memorable connection between STEM subjects and how they relate to career opportunities.

“AMMA is proud to lead the way with a number of campaigns and projects, led by the Bright Future STEM Primary School Program, to promote STEM and the resources sector to school-aged children,” Ms Diamond said.

“Our national primary school program is specifically engaging 9-12 year old girls and boys on STEM futures, given this is the critical age where perceptions are formed and choices are made.

"As we continue to expand the Bright Future STEM Primary School program, the partnership with Scholastic will take the engagement and awareness of STEM in our industry to the next level.”

Image by Patricia Lacolla from Pixabay

This article archived 6 May 2020

 
Direct Airport Shuttle Direct Airport Shuttle Direct Airport Shuttle SERVICING HILLS AND NORTHERN DISTRICTS

Recent News

Transported Stock Statements for Horse Movements Now Available Online
Transported Stock Statements for Horse Movements Now Available Online
Recording the movements of your horse has just become easier for recreational...
Locals Urged to Prepare for Bushfire Season
Locals Urged to Prepare for Bushfire Season
September 19 - 20 is the Rural Fire Service’s (RFS) annual Get Ready W...
Be Harvest Prepared: The Time is Right to Think About On-Farm Grain Storage Options
Be Harvest Prepared: The Time is Right to Think About On-Farm Grain Storage Options
With many grain producers across NSW looking at an early and possibly...
Empowering Teachers and Students to Understand Flood Risk
Empowering Teachers and Students to Understand Flood Risk
Primary school teachers and students in the Hawkesbury-Nepean floodplain...
Rally for Buses on the Brink
Rally for Buses on the Brink
Dozens of family-owned and independent buses are on the brink of collapse,...

What's New

Flexi Ultimate Back Support
Flexi Ultimate Back Support
Nepean Office Furniture and Supplies
Wedding & Event Florist
Wedding & Event Florist
Bella Fiore Floral Designs
RSA and RCG Training
RSA and RCG Training
Centre for Training - CFT NSW (Rouse Hill)
River Accommodation at Wisemans Ferry
River Accommodation at Wisemans Ferry
Del Rio Riverside Resort

Have You Visited

Announcement
Banana Cabana - High Tea at High NoonDuration: 3 1/2 hours 10:30 am till 1 pm Available Wednesdays and Saturdays- other days available upon requestView Banana Cabana Primate Sanctuary »
Contact · Add Your Event · Add Media Release · Add Your Business · Privacy · Site Map · Website © 2016-2020 Stralia Web