Students at Rasmussen State School’s eyes lit up yesterday when the national science centre brought a laser show to the school grounds courtesy of Celestino.  Questacon visited to deliver the prize won by the school at a North Queensland Cowboys game halftime competition.

Deputy principal Kristi Riley said it was a great opportunity to get students more excited about science.  “They’re exposing them to science in an innovative and exciting way,” she said.  “It’s an excellent opportunity to engage them.  A lot are hands on learners and this is a good way for them to learn.” 

Ms Riley said most students wouldn’t have seen a science display like it before because of growing up in a regional area.  “It’s something our kids probably couldn’t have accessed without winning it,” she said.  Seeing lasers pop balloons and watching a light display on the wall of the school hall were among the highlights.