The Galilee School and Amaroo School to boost students’ digital literacy

The Galilee School and Amaroo School in the ACT will deliver an innovative project to strengthen students’ digital literacy skills, thanks to funding from the Coalition Government.

Liberal Senator for the ACT Zed Seselja announced that  schools in the ACT were set to receive $69,877 of funding through the second round of the Digital Literacy School Grants Program.

“The Coalition Government is delivering $69,877 to schools in the ACT for projects to engage students with Digital Technologies Curriculum and STEM subjects,” Senator Seselja said.

“I’m looking forward to seeing how this project helps The Galilee school and Amaroo School build the digital skills of their students and spark an interest in important fields like science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

“This will be a valuable opportunity for students and teachers to create, collaborate and innovate, using digital technology activities in their classrooms.”

Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the Turnbull Government was investing $4 million towards the Digital Literacy School Grants program to help school students improve their digital literacy and to boost their participation in STEM subjects.

“The ACT had two of 60 schools selected from across Australia to receive funding for their innovative and engaging digital literacy projects,” Minister Birmingham said.

“Some of the exciting projects receiving grants involve students’ building and coding through digital circuits and robotic devices, 3D modelling and printing and digital manufacturing and digital fabrication.

“I am delighted that schools across Australia are being empowered to establish a culture of innovation and creativity while equipping students with the digital literacy skills that will be in demand in the future.”

For more information visit: www.education.gov.au/digital-literacy-school-grants