Science and Technology

First school benefits from Building Better Schools initiative

Students at Dripstone Middle School will better hone their coding and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) skills thanks to the Territory Government’s Building Better Schools initiative.

The school has used part of its $300,000 allocation – that every Territory School will receive over the next four years for upgrades and refurbishments – to secure a more reliable local area network (LAN).

Member for Casuarina Lauren Moss said that Dripstone Middle School is the first school to use their $300,000 and that students returning from semester break would now have faster access to leading edge technology.

“We are living in a world where technology is evolving at a rapid pace, and where digital capabilities are essential for the workplace. It’s important that schools like Dripstone Middle School support young Territorians to learn the necessary skills to prepare them for the jobs of the future,” Ms Moss said.

“The Territory Government believes that our learning environments need to support coding and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) to give our kids the best chance to succeed in life.”

Darwin Data Cablers have upgraded the LAN to ensure students have the technology they need for STEM and coding subjects.

“The Building Better Schools program is also fantastic for Territory business. It creates jobs for locals and stimulates our economy,” Ms Moss said.

“The Territory Government will always put children first – this is just the beginning of the Building Better Schools initiative with 54 schools set to receive their upgrades as part of Budget 2017.”

Source: NT Government

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