Newcastle Museum’s science outreach program Museum Express, sponsored by Orica, last month launched a new promotional film starring students from the Hunter School of Performing Arts (HSPA). The film, which was shot over two days at the Broadmeadow school, demonstrates how science can both inspire and intrigue students from a very young age.
The school’s Assistant Principal, Karen O’Neill, said the children involved not only had fun but also gained a great deal of knowledge from the experience.
“The students were able to learn about the entire film-making process, from hair and makeup to directing, lighting and scripting.”
“The film maker even came back to the school once the project was finished to give the students a master class in editing and post production.”
“It was such a great project to be part of and we are really proud of our students and what they have achieved,” said Ms O’Neill.
Orica Kooragang Island Site Manager, Scott Reid, said he hopes the film will motivate students and teachers alike to bring Museum Express to their school.
“We are delighted to be supporting Museum Express with a $150,000 grant from our Community Partnerships Program.”
“Presenting science in such an engaging and dynamic way to young students is so important if you want them to pursue a career in science later in life.”