Milkwood Steiner School
NT Science Week Awards – Milkwood School wins the Schools category for their Yolngu Fish Traps project
Last Sunday, Milkwood staff and students attended the NT STEAM Awards at Crocosaurus Cove looking spectacular in their new Outdoor Classroom shirts. They sat amongst an audience of inspiring adult scientists, engineers, educators, academics and listened to the Honourable Lauren Moss speak about the importance of Environmental and STEAM education, especially for young people in the Northern Territory. The finalists in each award category were announced, and Milkwood’s students modelled such a spirit of celebration for each project announced.
Milkwood’s Fish Trap project was described to the audience and we thought back to the past months of stripping pandanus, learning weaving techniques and spending time in the presence of our master weavers and teaching artists, Laurie and Doreen. At last, Amy Heatherington announced… “and the winner is…MILKWOOD STEINER SCHOOL!” We walked up onto the stage to receive our award, and shared this story with the rest of the school at Monday morning’s assembly. Congratulations to all the other award winners, finalists and STEAM projects that inspire us all.
For more information about Milkwood’s fish trap project, please have a look at the article in Steiner Education Australia’s Annual Newsletter or click here to read the news story published in June.
~ Netanela Mizrahi (Principal)