Hume Street Kindergarten Queensland Winners in STEM Competition

Wednesday 25 Nov

Concordia Lutheran College Hume Street Campus has today been named the State Winner of the Little Scientists Australia Early STEM Award for 2020. Hume Street Campus Service Leader Melissa Giles said their winning project called ‘Futuristic Cities’ was inspired by the Space X launch earlier this year.

"There were four projects created that were child initiated and child-focused, relate to the United Nations Sustainability Goals and align with the Little Scientist theme of “Quirky Curious Futures”.

Mrs Giles said STEM has been a passion for the team at Hume Street Kindergarten with the kindergarten teachers participating in STEM training sessions and working towards becoming a recognised 'Little Scientists House'.

Mrs Giles said the staff were shocked when they heard the news.

“We are so proud of the children and how creative they are, how well they work together as a team and how well they problem solved,” she said.

“I am also proud of the great team of teachers at the kindy who have supported, scaffolded and offered everything they had to support not only the children's projects, but also achieving one of our big kindy goals for the year.

A Little Scientist statement said the award panel thought that the alignment of the theme, the collaborative nature and the understanding of the scientific process and thinking in this project were outstanding.

“The children hypothesised as a group and tested their ideas together, with new hypotheses coming out of the testing, and it was great to see the community involvement with a jumping castle pump and helium balloons provided to the service.

“Thank you for taking us on a fascinating trip to the future, which, with your creativity and problem-solving skills, will be a wonderful place to live.”