Sussex Inlet Public School to boost students’ digital literacy

Digital literacy education at Sussex Inlet Public School is about to take a leap forward following an important boost from the Coalition Government.

Federal Member for Gilmore, Ann Sudmalis said she was thrilled to assist in the delivery of over $46,000 from the Digital Literacy School Grants Program.

“I’m looking forward to seeing how this project helps build the digital skills of students and to help nurture an interest in important fields like science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM),” she said.

“This will be a valuable opportunity for students and teachers to create, work together and innovate, using digital technology activities in their classrooms, which our young students really love.”

Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the Coalition Government was investing $4 million towards the Digital Literacy School Grants program to help school students improve their digital literacy and to boost their participation in STEM subjects.

Sussex Inlet Public School was one of 60 schools selected from across Australia to receive funding for their innovative and engaging digital literacy project,” Minister Birmingham said.

“Some of the exciting projects receiving grants involve students’ building and coding through digital circuits and robotic devices, 3D modelling and printing and digital manufacturing and digital fabrication.

“It is terrific that schools across Australia, but especially Sussex Intel Public are to establish a culture of innovation and creativity while up-skilling students in digital literacy that will be in demand in our future.”

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