Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent announced today that Yallourn North Primary School would receive $50,000 through the Federal Government’s Digital Literacy School Grants Program.

The money will be used to purchase a 3D printer and robotics equipment, among other things.

“This is about making sure our students get the support and skills they need for the future,” Mr Broadbent said.

“Congratulations to Yallourn North Primary, which has been selected from almost 1800 applications for this funding. It goes to show the potential of this project, which will see the school share expertise with its Moe Small Schools Cluster partners.

“I’m looking forward to seeing how this project helps Yallourn North Primary School build the digital skills of their students and sparks an interest in broader important fields like science, technology, engineering and mathematics.”

Mr Broadbent said $4 million had been allocated to the program as part of the Turnbull Government’s $50.6 million commitment to help Australian teachers and students embrace the digital age.

“It is great to see local schools engaging with cutting edge technology and ensuring our students are well-equipped for the future,” Mr Broadbent said.

“I encourage all McMillan schools who missed out on this round of funding to apply for the next round which opens in the middle of this year.

“We’re committed to ensuring that each student, no matter where they live in Australia, has a strong knowledge of STEM.

“I am delighted that schools right here in McMillan are being empowered to teach technology in a truly modern way, often applying what they are learning in the classroom to overcome challenges in the community.” For more information visit: www.education.gov.au/digital-literacy-school-grants-dlsg