School visit - Wodonga Senior Secondary College

Our last ‘Periodic Table of Sustainable Elements’ school visit of the year happened over three days at Wodonga Senior Secondary College (WSSC).

Over three days, nearly 250 students entering year 10 at this large regional school were able to participate in our activities (along with some of their very enthusiastic teachers!). Outstanding student leaders from their incoming year 12 cohort gave a different perspective to the level of the explanations of the chemical reactions and observations. It was fantastic to interact with these student leaders who worked tirelessly over the long program. There were plenty of ‘spills and thrills’ and even one very explosive birthday candle for a lucky birthday boy!

A great school with excellent facilities and really engaged chemistry and science teachers. We will return!

Once again, the success of this school visit was only possible because of our extraordinary, inspiring, spectacular volunteers. At WSSC they were Billie Murray (best of luck with your new teaching career Billie!) and great find Conner Rudebeck who crossed the river to join us from Albury. And a special heart-felt thank you to Elley Rudebeck, who has volunteered at all school visits so far bar one, who suggested her baby brother Conner, and has been ever-present in designing, preparing, cleaning and packing back at Deakin Uni. Elley even took centre stage at WSSC! It has been a pleasure to have your effervescent energy on display at these school visits.

We wish you all a rewarding end-of-year school break and hope to be back on the road for more schools in the new year.