Two members of our Environment & Community team recently visited Elmore Primary School to deliver a STEM Session as part of the Gold Industry Group’s National Gold Education Program.
Fosterville Gold Mine’s Natasha van Leeuwen, Environment & Community Advisor and Dan Laurance, Processing Superintendent spent an hour with the students from Prep to Grade 6 talking about what it is like working at a gold mine. The students were excited to see different rock samples, including some that had visible gold!
“It was an incredible opportunity to educate the next generation about what it is like working at a gold mine and share some facts about Australia’s diverse gold sector,” said Natasha.
The school was also presented with a Gold Resources Kit, which featured gold and rock samples from Australian gold mines, and an activity to engage the students.
The session was very much enjoyed by the students and their teacher gave Dan and Natasha a rave review: "Thank you for making my students' day, they were very excited to learn about the different roles gold plays in our lives, it’s even in our iPads!”
Fosterville along with the Gold Industry Group is looking to deliver this education program to other schools in the region, so if you would like to express interest in having one of these sessions at your school, please click the link below. Sessions are available in Bendigo and Melbourne.