The new Elizabeth Blackburn School of Sciences

July, 2014

One of our recently completed education projects, The Elizabeth Blackburn School of Sciences, officially opened on the 6th of March 2014. In attendance at the opening were University High School Principal, Robert Newton, the Minister for Education, Hon Martin Dixon, the former Minister for Education, Bronwyn Pike, The University of Melbourne Vice Chancellor, Professor Glyn Davis and the Bio21 Institute Director, Professor Tony Bacic.

Developed via a collaborative partnership between University High School, The University of Melbourne, Bio21 Institute, Melbourne Graduate School of Education and the Melbourne School of Engineering, the facility is designed to support diverse modes of teaching and learning across all of the sciences for 200 students in Years 11 and 12.  The School is also being utilised as a teacher training lab in which established teachers and teachers in training can learn new pedagogical approaches and where the effectiveness of various teaching methods can be measured and assessed.