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Learning Labs workshops for High School Students at UOW Batemans Bay


UOW Batemans Bay is pleased to announce that the University of Wollongong’s Learning Labs Program will return to the south coast!

During the October school holidays, high-school aged students from the region will have an opportunity to participate in challenging, fun and innovative workshops, designed to offer students the ability to explore new ideas and gain new experiences.

The workshops began at the UOW in 2012, and are in great demand among high-achieving students, with the number of participants increasing to well over 1000 students placed in workshops in the January 2019 workshops.

Above: UOW also host Learning Labs for Primary aged students Learning Labs is an extension of the In2Uni Program which has been delivered in local schools since 2011. A partnership between the University of Wollongong, Department of Education and Communities, and the Catholic Education Office; In2Uni is founded on a united focus of fostering lifelong learning and engagement with education, whilst providing tangible outcomes for individuals. The programs connect with individuals in schools and communities to build their aspirations toward higher education, and to provide students with the knowledge and skills to achieve those goals; not only ensuring their successful journey but providing support once there.

Learning Labs is an enrichment program, designed for students who are performing in the top 10% - 15% in their area of interest within their peer group, and are seeking a challenging and fun experience during the school holidays. All workshops are held over one or two days, and are presented by teachers and experts with specialist training. Learning Labs workshops cover a range of diverse and innovative disciplines that are designed to challenge and stimulate the interest of the academically gifted.

Here is a taste of what’s coming up for Learning Labbers in October 2019:

Years 7 & 8:

· Things that Go Bump in the Night: Reading and Writing Vampires and Werewolves

· Mixing up the everyday: a ‘Still Life’ mixed media composition

Years 9 & 10:

· The Mathematics of Cryptology

· A Musical Masterpiece with ‘Barny’ Barnbrook

For full details and to apply, please visit our website at https://www.uow.edu.au/in2uni-myway/learninglabs/index.html or contact the Batemans Bay Learning Labs team at bbay-learninglabs@uow.edu.au or 4472 9629.


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