In late Term 2, on the Thursday of Week 10, six of our year 12 students kindly donated time from their busy assessment and study schedules, to teach science workshops to a combined total of 120+ primary school students at Griffith University. The Cutting Edge For Kids program is an event run by Griffith University across their Gold Coast and Logan campuses, in which primary school students have the opportunity to learn from a variety of science workshops, delivered by students from across a range of Gold Coast high schools. This was QAHS's debut appearance at the event.
Our students had developed the content for their workshops during their participation with the STEM Mentor Program in Year 11, and tailored their much longer programs into short and engaging sessions that the younger students took to enthusiastically. Our three teams consisted of Keeley Bulled and Harrison Hanley with the “Awesome Airways" workshop, Abigail Schmidt and Gihansa Kottasha Vidhanelage with “Brilliant Bridge Building", and Saskia Devine with Cici Zhou with “Marvellous Mixtures". We are grateful to these students for their generosity, community mindedness, and professionalism. Thanks also to Mr Anir Lal for his assistance and expertise on the day.