Brookman Primary School is among the first 100 schools selected to receive funding to convert existing
classrooms into science laboratories.

The McGowan Labor Government’s $17 million election commitment included $12 million to transform
200 existing primary school classrooms into science laboratories by 2021, with an additional $5 million for

In addition, each school will receive $25,000, from the $5 million allocation, to purchase laboratory
equipment and resources such as 3D models of the solar system and human anatomy, digital microscopes,
3D printers, virtual reality headsets, robotics kits and renewable energy kits.

Schools were selected based on their plans to grow and improve science education at their schools to skill
students for the jobs of the future. Half the allocated schools are from low socio-economic areas where
students are often disadvantaged by not having access to science facilities.

Comments by Bill Johnston MLA:
“I am excited that the dedication of staff and students at Brookman Primary School has been recognised
with funding for a science laboratory.”

“The McGowan Government wants to ignite an interest in science in WA kids from a young age, and a new
science laboratory at Brookman Primary School will definitely get students excited about science.”
“I am confident that the students of Brookman Primary School will take full advantage of this facility and I
am excited to watch their science program.”

Comments by Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery:
“It is vital for today’s students to understand the concepts taught in science, technology, engineering and
mathematics for their future job prospects.”

“Delivering on our $17 million election commitment means students across the State will now be able to
learn those skills in modern, well-equipped laboratories.”

Media contact: Bill Johnston MLA 0407 239 485