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Scientific upgrade for local schools

NYRSTAR Hobart has provided lab equipment to a number of schools across Hobart to help students engage with science subjects.

Bayview Secondary College, Taroona High School, Cosgrove High School and Jordan River Learning Federation all received science equipment from Nyrstar that was still in good condition.

Nyrstar Hobart technical manager Graham Reynolds said it was important to develop good relationships with the local community.

“Nyrstar has taken the opportunity to donate excess glassware from our laboratory areas and it’s a great opportunity to share that equipment with the students as they come through the high schools in the local region,” he said.

“It will help with the students’ learning and take a bit of pressure off any budgets to buy some additional glassware.

“When people think of tools of the trade, they tend to think of builders and plumbers and the like, but these are tools of the trade for a chemist and it’s great to see them going to a new home.”

Cosgrove High School lab technician Janaya Smith said she was grateful and enthusiastic to receive the equipment.

“We received various glassware, filtering equipment and chemicals, all of which are staples in the teaching of science at Cosgrove High School,” she said.

“It is great to connect with local industry, as it allows us to show our students that there are local jobs in science, which could inspire them to potentially choose a science based pathway in their future studies.

“We are hopeful that this is just the beginning of a great partnership between Nyrstar and Cosgrove High School, especially as we expand to cater for year 11 and 12 in 2021 and 2022.”

Caption: From left, Nyrstar metallurgical technician Samra Tulumovic, with Cosgrove High School students Aidriel Enriquez, Aretha Pratomo and Sophie Knysak.