Kickstart on the Road

Who is involved?

  • Tom Gordon
  • Dr Cecily Oakley

What have we done?

The flagship University of Sydney Outreach program, Kickstart takes the interactive experiments and dynamic demonstrators to regional Areas in New South Wales Kickstart on the Road brings the teams from Biology and Physics. The sessions include workshops and lectures covering dot points from their syllabus.

HSC Physics is made accessible for students and teachers through the Kickstart program. The students get inside the experiment from their syllabus, all in the setting of a real Physics Lab in the historic Physics Building at the University of Sydney.

In addition to the Workshops and lectures, Kickstart on the Road will be hosting public exhibitions for the community to get involved. This is chance for the parents, teachers and other community members to also benefit from the visit. Amongst the invited will be local interest groups, business leaders and local government representatives.

What have we learned?

  • This is a well appreciated program
  • Community exhibitions are very worthwhile
  • Our visits make an impact on students, teachers and communities

Partner Schools

Schools from the following areas:

  • Broken Hill
  • Port Macquarie
  • Armidale
  • Dubbo
  • Wagga Wagga

In particular:

  • Broken Hill High School
  • Dubbo Senior College
  • McKillop College Port Macquarie
  • Peel High School
  • Wagga Wagga Christian College
  • Parkes High School

Where has our funding come from?

Social Inclusion Unit Widening Participation Network