Rotary donation helps Brunswick kids see world close up

David CharlesworthHarvey-Waroona Reporter

Students at Brunswick Junction Primary School are eager to get up close with the world around them after two dozen microscopes were donated by Bunbury Rotary Club.

Rotary president Margaret Garrett presented the microscopes to school corporate services manager Pierina Frisina on February 12.

Principal Claire Nicol said the teachers would be incorporating the microscopes into a number of programs for all the students.

“The teachers are really excited about it and they’re looking at expanding their programs to make sure they can include them,” Ms Nicol said.

“Kids were really excited about them so they’re trying to magnify the things that they find.”

Ms Nicol said the school community was grateful to the Bunbury Rotary Club.

“We have a really strong connection in our local community and it’s really great that we have the opportunity to be recipients of these things,” she said.

“It brings so many curriculum and learning opportunities for our kids when we have some really exciting up-to-date tools.”

Mrs Garrett said the program was started by the Freshwater Bay Rotary Club in Perth and Bunbury had taken part for the past five years.

After purchasing the microscopes through the Freshwater Bay club, Bunbury Rotary supplied the batteries and presented them to the five schools selected this year.

“It’s great to be able to help young people,” Mrs Garrett said.

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