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Students take the classroom to the track

400 students from Top End schools took their learning trackside at Hidden Valley as part of the annual Students on Track program.

NT Minister for Education Eva Lawler met the students at the Darwin Triple Crown Supercars and heard what they were learning as part of the one-day program.

“The Territory Government believes that investing in our kids is investing in our future,” Ms Lawler said.

“Children are at the heart of our decision making process and we know that if we can make education fun and interactive – students respond well to those experiences.

“The Darwin Triple Crown Supercars is an important event in the Top End’s dry season calendar, and it’s fantastic that our students can be involved, take their learning out of the classroom and be amongst the action.

“Students learn about maths, engineering and physical education from a motorsport perspective and then can apply these skills back at school.”

Schools are provided with access to learning resources developed by Supercars Australia, to use prior to, during and after the event, to ensure students’ learning is maximised from their experience at Hidden Valley.

As part of the one day program, a junior press conference is held with supercar drivers, enabling students to practice their journalistic skills and learn more about the sport.

“Having the chance to interview the famous supercar drivers in simulated media environment is a wonderful experience and something that the students will cherish for many years to come,” Ms Lawler said.

Source: NT Government

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