APPA would like to congratulate Neil Bramsen, from Mount Ousley Public School, for winning the Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Primary Schools.
Mr Bramsen received the prize for his innovative partnerships with scientists, the community and other schools to foster students’ enthusiasm, knowledge and skills in science.
Neil runs many classes outdoors, and encourages curiosity in his students. Additionally, students in his classes have talked with astronauts on the International Space Station and made global connections through Skype with schools in Africa and America.
Neil sees science as an enabler of learning across the curriculum. “It’s a way of hooking kids into learning. We want kids to enjoy school. It’s got to be a balance of fun and learning.”