The theme for this year’s Science week was Deep Blue: Innovations for the Future of our Oceans. Even though we were remote learning, Heatherton went on to celebrate Science Week.
Many Year 7 to 10 students also entered the seven-day online Education Perfect Science Championships to earn points individually and for the College. HCC came third in Victoria in the 101-250 category, out of 46 schools. However, when adjusted for numbers through averages, we came first in Victoria.
Students in Upper Primary and Secondary were presented with oceans trivia, innovative ideas that could save our oceans and Disney’s ‘Under the Sea’ singalong video. They were able to watch The Coral Reef and Shark Tale during lunchtime and enter a creative writing competition based on the Science Week theme to win canteen vouchers.
Students in the Lower and Middle Primary school were also involved in Science Week as their teachers organised various activities including making Waves in a Bottle and writing about their favourite shark. In Primary French, they were drawing angler fish, or un poisson pecheur, and learning about Jacques Cousteau, the French oceanographer.
It was great that we could still celebrate Science Week despite the lockdown.
Congratulations to all students involved! We are extremely proud of their efforts.