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STEM Punks visit to inspire St Luke’s innovators

STEM Punks is visiting St Luke’s in term 4 and their mission is to provide kids and adults with a mindset of innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship to solve the problems of tomorrow, today.

St Luke’s Anglican School and its year five and six Primary School Students are preparing for a big term 4 with the arrival of the STEM Punks program, and two full days of workshopping with educator Damien Aldridge.

The award-winning STEM Punks program focuses on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Through innovative hands-on lessons with robotics, electronics, coding, sensors, and circuits, students learn to solve real-world problems in an exciting new way.

Damien Aldridge, recently named a Global Education Influencer by Excelligent Magazine, is the Director of Brisbane STEM Punks and will be visiting the school in term four.

Damien said STEM Punks has a passion for making science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education accessible to all children, while supporting and upskilling educators, to make it fun to teach.

“STEM education should be available for everyone,” Damien said.

“We want it to reach evert student who wants to learn about it, and that’s why we’re passionate about it.”

“We’ve got the best educators in Australia, we’ve got the best teachers and students, and there’s some exciting growth opportunities for us across the globe. The power of education to change kids’ lives cannot be underestimated.”

St Luke’s Head of Primary, and STEM Punks organiser for the school, Tonia Lassman said the school was thrilled to have STEM Punks visiting and that STEM skills were crucial for Australia's changing future.

“Having Damien Aldridge, an award-winning educator present to teach our St Luke’s students is really exciting,” Tonia said.

“These programs are developed to enable a creative, innovative, and entrepreneurial mindset, so our students are really going to be learning, and be a part of something special in these upcoming workshops.

“St Luke’s already has a leading science, technology, engineering, and mathematics curriculum, but the addition of STEM Punks really raises the bar.

“Our Year five and six primary students are going to learn in a very unique and special way.”

The STEM Punks Program workshops will be occurring at St Luke’s on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 6 and 7 and will run for a full two days.

“Online practise classes can also be taken all-year round for students of all ages on the STEM Punks website.”

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