Council helps students embrace science dreams

Published Thursday, 25th May 2017

Council has donated $1,000 to Cabramatta High School to help them in their quest to send eight students to the Space Academy Program in the United States.

Mayor of Fairfield City Frank Carbone, who presented the cheque to Cabramatta High School teachers and students at the latest Council meeting, said Council was delighted to play its part to help local students achieve their dreams.

“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for our students with an aptitude for science to be in a program at the cutting edge of human achievement,” Mayor Carbone said.

“The program includes hands on training and learning in the fields of engineering, space technology and aerospace science.

“The program will give them a taste of what it is like to live in space. It will present them with problems to solve so they can launch a successful simulated mission to the International Space Station, the moon or Mars.

“The students will learn about the fascinating mental, emotional and physical demands faced by astronauts.

“I know the students will have a great time and learn a lot.

“I commend Cabramatta High School on giving their students this kind of potentially life changing opportunity. “

The eight students from years 9 and 11 will travel to the Space Academy Program in Alabama in the United States later this year from Friday 22 September to Tuesday 10 October 2017.

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