Nitty Gritty Super Kids

by Alexandra
Publish date
31 October 2011
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Alexandra is the Early Learning Program Coordinator at Scienceworks. She loves exploring the ways in which science engages young children.

As part of a fabulous partnership with DEECD Western Metropolitan Region (WMR) Laverton Community Children's Centre recently made their very first visit to Nitty Gritty Super City. These children hail from the fastest-growing region in Australia, as well as being amongst the most culturally and linguistically diverse.

This is what it looked like on the big day:

Finding clothes to wear on a sunny Melbourne day Finding clothes to wear on a sunny Melbourne day.
Image: Kimalee Reid
Source: DEECD

Using the lever to operate the digger Using the lever to operate the digger.
Image: Kimalee Reid
Source: DEECD

We-hoisted-the-bricks-up-using-the-rope-and-pulley-web We hoisted the bricks up using the rope and pulley.
Image: Kimalee Reid
Source: Museum Victoria

We played in the Scienceworks playground We played in the Scienceworks playground.
Image: Kimalee Reid
Source: DEECD

The kids had a great time and the day's event was a great first step to encourage an interest in science for these early learners. We hope to see them back again soon! 


Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

Education programs for Nitty Gritty Super City

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Tina 29 November, 2011 07:35
Hi Alexandra, Great work with this page. Thanks again for a great time which the children still talk about. Regards Tina, kinder teacher Laverton com.centre kindergarten.
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