Discover and Learn: Children’s University Adelaide School Holiday Program, April 2023

The Children’s University School Holiday programs have been a great success. We would like to acknowledge the amazing work of Mr Miles Davies, Andy Thomas Centre for Space Resources for delivering on-campus experiences and Dr Georgina Sylvia, Institute for Photonics & Advanced Sensing for hosting three scientific workshops across the Riverland.

The Children’s University Adelaide team hosted three on-campus spaced themed experience days as part of the April School Holiday program offerings. Students from three schools participated in an Amazing Astronomy lecture experience, Campus Tour, build your own Rover workshop, and the stand out, seeing a real-life rover in action with Mr Miles Davies from the Andy Thomas Centre for Space Resources. These experiences were supported by some of our Passport to Volunteering students from Roma Mitchell Secondary College who generously gave time during their holidays to support younger students from their own communities. Students had a fabulous time exploring our beautiful campus and participating in “the best program we have been part of” Teacher, Lake Windemere Primary School.

Dr Dr Georgina Sylvia, Institute for Photonics & Advanced Sensing (IPAS), delivered three hands-on DNA workshops across multiple locations in the Riverland. CU Students were excited to extract DNA from strawberries under the guidance of a Riverland native.

Seven additional workshops were delivered across the Clare Valley and the Spencer Gulf where CU members learnt about the galaxy and made their own comic books. The April School Holidays were a blast for CU members on the Eyre Peninsula. From virtual dives and hilarious performances about stinky children, to learning about peace and the power of mateship with a local hisorian, there was never a dull moment.

If you would like to be involved any upcoming school holiday activities, we would love to hear from you at [email protected].