qmea cloncurry drone

About 70 Cloncurry students and their teachers will become experts in coding and flying drones after taking part in Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA) workshops this week.

Funded by the Australian Government’s Maker Space Project – Drones, Data and 3D introduces students and teachers to the world of digital technology and brings alive classroom lessons with this hands-on activity.

After an introduction to coding, students will learn the physics of multi-rotor flight, drone safety, and how to fly the drone, followed by a search and rescue mission, based on a real-world scenario.

Their teachers will get a head start to be a step ahead of their students, as they will all learn the wonders of 3D design and printing.

‘The teacher professional development workshop will assist teachers to implement the new Australian digital technologies curriculum,’ said Queensland Resources Council (QRC) Director Skills, Education and Diversity Katrina-Lee Jones.

‘It’s vital that students understand the importance of STEM topics to enable them to take on the careers of the future.’

The QMEA is the education arm of the QRC and is a partnership between the QRC and the Queensland Government under the Gateway to Industry Schools Program working with 46 schools.

Photos on request

Media contact: Anthony Donaghy 0412 450 360

Further info

Monday 5 March – Teacher PD
Tuesday 6 March – Student sessions

Which school(s):
Monday – Cloncurry Teachers
Tuesday – Cloncurry students x 50 9am to 12noon
Tuesday – St Josephs Catholic School 12:30pm to 3pm

Where: (venue and address)
Monday at Cloncurry SHS
Tuesday at Cloncurry (morning) and St Josephs (afternoon)

Best time for media to attend:
9am to 12pm at Cloncurry
1pm to 3pm at St Joey’s

QMEA contact name and phone number:
Tammy Grady – 0429 750 029

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