Skills for the Future
Darwin High School was invited to showcase the specialist technology available to our students at the Skills 2021 Expo on 8 August.
The Expo involved over 500 students from 18 schools across Darwin, Palmerston and the rural region exploring the world of new-age technology at Parliament House. The Department of Education partnered with major tech-companies to deliver the Expo, including Microsoft, Adobe and The Brainary, as well as Darwin High School, Palmerston Senior College and the NT Music School.
Students were able to experience firsthand how to fly drones, build robots, create digital stories, learn about tablets with built-in projectors and participate in the Sphero Robot Olympics.
The Darwin High School exhibit was hosted by Technology students: Lana Laureles, Darian Rizqullah, Liam MacDonald, Wyatt Arbon, Korbinian Rohrbach and Alex Perrett. The team demonstrated our robotic arm and 3D printing equipment, as well as products produced using CAD (AutoCAD/Revit/Rhino) and our milling machine.
The Skills 2021 Expo was the start of a week of exciting demonstrations and workshops which many Darwin High students also attended.
Mr Read was thrilled to have our students participating in the Expo. Seeing cutting edge technologies and participating in hands on workshops is the best way to engage young people as they really embrace new technology and trends and are excited about what the future holds, Mr Read said.
Experiencing the technology in action really gets students thinking about the exciting study pathways and career opportunities that exist in this space.
As educators we have an important role in fostering the skills and capabilities that students need in order to harness these opportunities.
Darwin High School has a strong focus on enabling science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) skills for our students. This is reflected in our mainstream curriculum offerings as well as the Centre for Excellence program.
Images above: Darwin High School students demonstrating the use of cutting edge technology to students from Casuarina Senior College, Nightcliff Primary School, Nakara Primary School and Bakewell Primary School.